U.S.-Russian relations are at their lowest ebb since the end of the Cold War. Cooperation in concluding a nuclear deal with Iran has not had a beneficial impact on overall relations. Nevertheless, the United States and Russia share common interests in maintaining security in Europe, Eurasia, South Asia, the Middle East and elsewhere. NCAFP projects and programs related to Russia explore the challenges and opportunities in U.S.-Russia relations and the geopolitical implications of recent developments in Ukraine and Syria.
Recent events have included a panel discussion of Russia in a changing energy environment and a conversation between American and Russian experts on challenges to the existing liberal global order.
On March 10-11, 2016 the NCAFP organized a U.S.-Japan-Russia Trilateral Conference at NCAFP Headquarters in New York City. The objective of the trilateral was to explore ways to build on our common interests and to manage our differences.
Influential scholars, think tank representatives and former officials from each of the three countries discussed current and future security challenges in the Asia-Pacific region; the Arctic region and possibilities for increased security, environmental and economic cooperation; and Economic development in Eurasia including energy, investment and trade.
The NCAFP partnered with the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), Moscow. Japanese experts joined us from a number of different Tokyo-based institutions. Following the conference, the National Committee hosted a public program to bring greater awareness to the challenges faced by the three countries who featured in the conference. Moderated by Dr. Thomas Graham, the panel consisted of Ambassador Gleb Ivashentsov, Dr. Stephen Noerper, and Professor Matake Kamiya.