Midterms, sanctions, INF: where do we stand with US-Russia Relations?

Developments in US-Russia relations


Thomas Graham, Managing Director of Kissinger Associates and former senior director for Russia on the U.S. National Security Council staff, in 2004-2007

Chaired by

Kadri Liik (@KadriLiik), Senior Policy Fellow of Wider Europe Programme, ECFR, focusing on Russia and its relations with the Western world

A Black Coffee Morning discussion on latest developments in US-Russia relations. Two years after the election of President Donald Trump, the US relations with Russia and its President Vladimir Putin remain bumpy: the two leaders’ apparent willingness to get along is routinely upset by political infighting in the US, the international reverberations of Russia’s undercover actions, or just plain differences in the two countries’ approaches and worldviews.

One of the most insightful Russia-analysts in the US, Thomas Graham will give his view on how to understand the dynamic between Moscow and Washington, the Kremlin and the White House. Having freshly visited Russia as well as Ukraine, he will also share impressions from the trips and discuss the implications that all the current burning policy questions may have for Europe.