Students survey the economic issues and political developments that have shaped the outlook of policymakers in the Kremlin and Washington, D.C.
Trends in U.S.-Russia Relations
Join Choices and DACOR for an engaging webinar that will take a look at the ongoing relationship between Russia and the United States. The provided reading and panelists will address these broad questions:
1. Russia and the United States are often portrayed — especially in recent years — as antagonists and competitors. Are there, however, issues of common agreement that allow for collaboration and cooperation?
2. As more and more countries that were formerly members of the Soviet Union’s sphere of influence join NATO and other Western European alliances, Russia’s sense of isolation deepens. How might the United States address Russia’s belief that an expanding NATO is intended solely to thwart Russia’s foreign policy interests?
3. Are the national interests of Russia and the United States so mutually exclusive that the two countries are destined to have a highly competitive relationship for the foreseeable future?
The webinar will consider foreign policy and national interests and what the future may hold for these two nations. The discussion will draw from the Choices Program’s Russia and the United States curriculum unit and offer tools and tips for implementing the material in a variety of classes.
The event will include a panel discussion (with Dr. Anatol Lieven, Eurasia Program Director at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, and Viola Gienger, Washiongton Senior Editor for “Just Security”) with time for questions from participants. It will be facilitated by Mimi Stephens, Tom Brannan, and Daniel Stoll.Co-sponsored by DACOR (www.dacorbacon.org)
Participants will receive a one-year Digital Editions license to the Choices Program’s Russia and the United States curriculum unit, along with additional background readings. Following participation in the webinar, the $20 registration fee will be refunded.
This webinar is open to all. It is most appropriate for educators teaching History, Current Issues, International Relations, Foreign Policy, or Russian Studies courses.