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Russia’s Relations with the West One Year after the US Presidential Elections

Download the volume of policy memos here! Read the recap of the event here! On Wednesday, November 8th please join us for "Russia’s Relations with the West One Year after...

Download the volume of policy memos here!

Read the recap of the event here! 

On Wednesday, November 8th please join us for "Russia’s Relations with the West One Year after the US Presidential Elections", a conference jointly hosted by the NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia and PONARS Eurasia.

PONARS Eurasia is an international network of scholars advancing new approaches to research on security, politics, economics, and society in Russia and Eurasia. The program is based at the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES) at the George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs. PONARS Eurasia is supported in part by Carnegie Corporation of New York. 1957 E Street, NW, Suite 412, Washington, DC 20052 - 202.994.6340 -

Click here to download the conference program!


11:00 – 11:15 am   Welcome Remarks

Joshua Tucker, Director, NYU  Jordan Center

11:15 – 12:45 pm   Session 1: US-Russia Relations at the Interplay of Foreign and Domestic Policies

Russian Foreign Policy: What is Coming to Replace Trump-Euphoria?

Arkady Moshes, Finnish Institute of International Affairs

Why is the United States so Tough on Russia? The Answer May Be in the Lenin Brochure of 1920

Vladimir Popov, Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (Berlin)

Explaining Russia’s Schizophrenic Policy toward the United States

Kimberly Marten, Barnard College/Columbia University

The New U.S. Administration and Arms Control with Russia

Polina Sinovets, Odessa Mechnikov National University

Russian 2017 Foreign Policy Through the Lens of Domestic Politics

Nikolay Petrov, Higher School of Economics (Moscow)


12:45 – 1:30 Lunch


1:30 – 2:30 pm   Session 2: Points of Contention: Ukraine and Syria

New Deal for Donbas: Would Berlin and Paris Catch Up with Trump Track Toward Russia?

Olexiy Haran, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, and Petro Burkovskyy, National Institute for Strategic Studies (Kyiv)

Ukraine–U.S. Relations Under the Trump Administration

Volodymyr Dubovyk, Mechnikov National University (Odessa)

Russia’s Conflict Management in Syria: Regionalization and Implications for Geneva and the U.S.

Ekaterina Stepanova, Institute of World Economy & International Relations (IMEMO) (Moscow)

The Syrian Test for The Proposition for Cooperation with Russia in Counter-Terrorism

Pavel Baev, Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)


2:30 – 3:30 pm   Session 3: US Sanctions: Underlining Logic, Efficiency, and Impact

The New “Water’s Edge:” Why Trump’s Bid to Improve U.S.-Russia Relations Backfired in Congress

Mikhail Alexseev, San Diego State University

Extricating from the Sanctions Tangle: Europe-Eurasian Gas Networks and Off-Ramps to Escalation

Adam N. Stulberg, Georgia Tech

Economics Sanctions and Public Opinion: Survey Experiments from Russia

Timothy Frye, Columbia University


3:30-4:00 pm   Coffee Break


4:00 – 5:15 pm   Session 4: Mutual Perceptions and Mirror Games

Domestic vs. International: Conflicting Explanations of the Re-Emergence of Russia in US Politics

Ivan Kurilla, European University at St. Petersburg

Russian and U.S. Far Right Connections: Confluence, not Influence

Marlene Laruelle, George Washington University

Visualizing the Enemy: Anti-American Propaganda and Russian Anti-Maidan Imagery

Alexandra Yatsyk, Kazan Federal University

We are Quits Now? Making Conspiracy Theories Normal again in the Context of Russia-U.S. Relations

Serghei Golunov, Kyushu University (Japan)


5:30 – 6:15 pm   Conculding Remarks

Marlene Laruelle and Henry Hale, George Washington University

Joshua Tucker, Director, NYU Jordan Center


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