Soft Power? The Means and Ends of Russian Influence Abroad
The Russia and Eurasia Programme at Chatham House is completing a major research project this year which examines Russia's soft power potential and other means of attraction and influence. This seminar will bring together Chatham House researchers with experts from the EU and US to consider the mechanisms that Russia has devised to influence and attract countries in the 'near-abroad', Western Europe and the US. Areas to be considered include business links and state-corporate relations, energy ties, the soviet heritage and informal networks, and the manipulation of civilisational affinities and linguistic ties.
Attendance is by invitation only.