Bear at the Border: Russian Foreign Policy in Europe

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Room S354

Russia has become increasingly assertive on the world stage, particularly in its intent to maintain a sphere of influence in Eurasia and Eastern Europe. More recently, Moscow has also become comfortable with interfering in Western Europe through asymmetric means. What is the Russian government’s strategy toward Europe? What are the levers of influence at the Kremlin's disposal and how does it wield them in Eastern vs Western Europe? At this seminar, Dr. Busygina and Dr. Polyakova will discuss the opportunities and constraints facing Russia with a specific look at Western Europe and Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova. 


Professor Irina Busygina, Professor of Political Science, Department of Political Science, National Research University - Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg

Dr. Alina Polyakova, David M. Rubenstein Fellow for Foreign Policy, Center on the United States and Europe, Brookings Institution; Adjunct Professor of European Studies, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University

Co-sponsored by the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies and the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies

For more information, please call 617-495-4037.