Russia After the Presidential Elections (Video Available)

Video Part I

Video Part II

Introduction:

Glen Howard
President
The Jamestown Foundation

Discussants:

Dr. Pavel K. Baev
Research Professor
International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO)

Jonas Bernstein
Senior Research Associate
The Jamestown Foundation

Commentator:

Dr. Stephen Blank
Professor
Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College

The outcome of Russia’s presidential election on March 2 is all but predetermined; the real question is what happens afterward. In the last eight years, Russia’s domestic and foreign policy has been directed by one man only. How will President Putin’s successor interpret his role in the Kremlin: as a strong autocrat, a meek puppet, part of the so-called dream-team with the expected Prime Minister Putin, or as something else entirely? Understanding how the change in the Kremlin affects Russia’s domestic situation and external relations is essential for analyzing the wider implications not only for Russia’s future, but also for U.S. policy toward Moscow.

Directions:

Wednesday, March 5, 2008
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
The Jamestown Foundation
1111 16th St. NW
Washington, DC 20036

As space is limited, reservations are required. Please e-mail your name and affiliation to: [email protected]