WATCH: Assessing Russian Policy in the 21st Century

WATCH: Assessing Russian Policy in the 21st Century

WATCH: Assessing Russian Policy in the 21st Century

Thursday, February 17, 2022
12:00 - 1:00pm (US Eastern)

Meeting to be held virtually via Zoom

Tensions are at an all time high in Eastern Europe and beyond, as Russian forces gather en masse along the Ukrainian border while NATO allies reinforce their own positions in the region. As the international community attempts to avoid war, how can the U.S. rely on diplomacy to deter a Russian invasion? And what is Russia's ultimate strategy in the 21st century? Join the NCAFP and a high-level panel of experts as they explore these questions and many more.

The event will be conducted via the video conferencing platform Zoom, which works on PC, Mac, or mobile devices. You do not need to create an account to use it. Guests will have the option to join the meeting through the Zoom application, or by calling in by phone.

In order to streamline the Q&A portion of the conversation, all guests will have their video feeds disabled.  We ask that guests submit all questions through the Q&A function or the chat box.  If you don't wish to use these functions, or will join by phone, please submit questions in advance or real time to


Pavel K. Baev
Nonresident Senior FellowCenter on the United States and Europe, 
Brookings Institution

Dimitar Bechev
Lecturer, Oxford School of Global and Area Studies (OSGA)
University of Oxford

Martha Brill Olcott
Former Senior Associate, Russia and Eurasia Program and Co-Director, 
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Moderated by

Thomas Graham
Distinguished Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
Former Senior Director for Russia, National Security Council



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