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Putin’s Return: The Political and Commercial Implications for America

WHEN: Thursday, March 15, 2012 3:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. ET

WHERE: Bipartisan Policy Center, 1225 Eye St. NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC, 20005

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Relations with Russia remain central to U.S. strategic interests. With the return of Vladimir Putin to the presidency, despite efforts to “reset” the relationship, bilateral ties have worsened in recent months. Future U.S. policy towards Russia should aim to advance common goals and work to resolve the issues that divide us. With Russia’s entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO), the U.S. will be at a commercial, and political, disadvantage unless it graduates Russia from the Jackson-Vanik amendment and grants it permanent normal trade relations status. BPC’s Foreign Policy Project (FPP) hosted a discussion on its recent paper analyzing this subject as well as U.S.-Russian relations after Putin’s return.


Secretary Don Evans

Co-Chair, BPC’s

Russia Initiative

Former Secretary of Commerce

Assistant Secretary Philip Gordon

Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs U.S. Department of State

David Kramer

President, Freedom House

Jonathan Ruhe

Senior Policy Analyst, Bipartisan Policy Center

Stephen Sestanovich

George F. Kennan Senior Fellow for Russian and Eurasian Studies Council on Foreign Relations

Moderated by

Susan Glasser

Executive Editor, Foreign Policy Co-Author, Kremlin Rising: Vladimir Putin’s Russia and the End of Revolution

Read the Press Release: Bipartisan Policy Center to Hold Breakfast Discussion on U.S.-Russian Relations

Read the Paper: A Bull in Bear’s Clothing: Russia, WTO and Jackson-Vanik

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