Great Decisions: Russia’s Foreign Policy

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Event:
Great Decisions: Russia’s Foreign Policy
Start:
February 8, 2018 6:30 PM
End:
February 8, 2018 8:30 PM
Category:
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Organizer:
Tania Hajjar
Phone:
970-249-9656 (ext. 3)
Updated:
January 3, 2018
Venue:
Montrose Regional Library Meeting Room
Address:
320 S. 2nd St. , Montrose, CO, 81401, United States

Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs.  Developed by the Foreign Policy Association, the program intends to engage communities and broaden public involvement in foreign affairs.  The Foreign Policy Association provides background information and policy options for the eight most critical issues facing America each year.  Participants will view a related DVD and then participate in a discussion, led by Barbara Krebs of the League of Women Voters.  A briefing book is available at the library for check out or purchase.  The group meets on Thursday evenings February 1 through March 22, from 6:30-8:30 pm in the Montrose Library Meeting Room.

Under President Vladimir Putin, Russia is projecting an autocratic model of governance abroad and working to undermine the influence of liberal democracies, namely along Russia’s historical borderlands. Russia caused an international uproar in 2016, when it interfered in the U.S. presidential contest. But Putin’s foreign policy toolkit includes other instruments, from alliances with autocrats to proxy wars with the U.S. in Georgia, Ukraine and Syria. How does Putin conceive of national interests, and why do Russian citizens support him? How should the United States respond to Putin’s foreign policy ambitions?

 

 

 

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