Russia and the West: Approaches to the Shared Neighbourhood
Kirk Bennett, Official, US Foreign Service (ret.)
Kirk Bennett will share his thoughts on Russia’s approach to the other former Soviet states. He will focus on the reasons for Moscow’s objections to NATO and EU enlargement and the failure of many in the West to take into account the perspectives of Russia's neighbours in their approach to Russia. He will also discuss Russia’s aims in Ukraine and the significance of the Novorossiya and Malorossiya projects. He will offer brief initial remarks (15 minutes), followed by an hour for questions and discussion.
Attendance at this event is by invitation only.