Putin's World: Russia Turns Against the West and Pivots to China

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When: May 7 2019 - 12:00pm until May 7 2019 - 1:30pm
Where: 1819 L St NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036
What:

Putin's World: Russia Turns Against the West and Pivots to China

An Indo-Pacific Foreign Policy and Defense Seminar and Book Launch featuring:

Dr. Angela Stent
Director, Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies &
Professor of Government and Foreign Service, Georgetown University

Dr. Satu P. Limaye (Moderator)
Vice President, East-West Center & Director, East-West Center in Washington

Putin’s World: Russia Turns Against the West and Pivots to China from East-West Center on Vimeo.


How did Russia manage to emerge resurgent on the world stage and play a weak hand so effectively? Angela Stent's new book Putin’s World: Russia Against the West and with the Rest examines the country’s turbulent past, how it has influenced Putin, the Russians’ understanding of their position on the global stage and their future ambitions—and their conviction that the West has tried to deny them a seat at the table of great powers since the Soviet collapse. One of the major successes of Putin's foreign policy is the rapprochement with China. She discussed Russia's Pivot to Asia, focusing on the growing Sino-Russian partnership, the wary relationship with Japan, and the limits to Russia's Asian vocation.

Click here to order copies of Dr. Stent’s latest book, Putin’s World: Russia Against the West and with the Rest. Copies of the book will also be available for purchase during the seminar. 

 

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Angela Stent is Director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies and Professor of Government and Foreign Service at Georgetown University. She is also a Senior Fellow (non-resident) at the Brookings Institution and co-chairs its Hewett Forum on Post-Soviet Affairs. From 2004-2006 she served as National Intelligence Officer for Russia and Eurasia at the National Intelligence Council. From 1999 to 2001, she served in the Office of Policy Planning at the U.S. Department of State. Stent publications include: From Embargo to Ostpolitik: The Political Economy of West German-Soviet Relations, 1955-1980 (Cambridge University Press, 1981); Russia and Germany Reborn: Unification, The Soviet Collapse and The New Europe (Princeton University Press, 1999); The Limits of Partnership: US-Russian Relations in the Twenty-First Century (Princeton University Press, 2014), for which she won the American Academy of Diplomacy’s Douglas Dillon prize for the best book on the practice of American Diplomacy. Her latest book is Putin’s World: Russia Against the West and With the Rest (Twelve Books, 2019). She was a member of the senior advisory panel for NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander in Europe for Admiral James Stavridis and General Philip Breedlove. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She is a contributing editor to Survival and is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Cold War Studies, World Policy Journal, Internationale Politik and Mirovaia Ekonomika i Mezhdunarodnie Otnosheniie. She has served on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council for Russia and Central Asia. She is a Trustee of the Eurasia Foundation. Dr. Stent received her B.A. from Cambridge University, her MSc. with distinction from the London School of Economics and Political Science and her M.A. and PhD. from Harvard University.

Satu Limaye is Vice President of the East-West Center and Director of the East-West Center in Washington where he created and now directs the Asia Matters for America initiative and edits the Asia Pacific Bulletin. He is also a Senior Advisor at CNA Corp (Center for Naval Analyses) and Senior Fellow on Asia History and Policy at the Foreign Policy Institute at Paul H. Nitze School of International Studies (SAIS). He is a magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Georgetown University and received his doctorate from Oxford University (Magdalen College) where he was a George C. Marshall Scholar. Dr. Limaye publishes and presents on a range of Indo-Pacific issues. Recent publications include: Raging Waters: China, India, Bangladesh and Brahmaputra River Politics (with Nilanthi Samaranayake and Joel Wuthnow); Why ASEAN is Here to Stay and What that Means for the US; The United States-Japan Alliance and Southeast Asia: Meeting Regional Demands; and Weighted West: The Indian Navy’s New Maritime Strategy, Capabilities, and Diplomacy.


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