Will Agreeing to Russia’s Demands Make the World a Safer Place?
This debate is intended to usefully highlight the genuine disagreement between experts and western policymakers over the West’s handling of Russia. For some, agency lies mostly with Russia: an inferiority complex, loss-of-empire syndrome and a rising conservative nationalism are cited as causes of the nadir in relations. For others, the West bears the larger share of responsibility, be it a result of Westphalian hegemony, or past exploitation or neglect.
Because the causes are disputed, so are the solutions. The speakers will discuss this and participants are invited to draw – and express – their own conclusions to this most vital of questions in the ensuing discussion.
Attendance at this event is by invitation only.