Why were Western expectations about how Russia would develop after the Soviet collapse so misplaced? How has Putin's Russia, with a GDP less than that of Italy, managed to reassert itself so effectively on the world stage? And how should the West respond to Russia going forward? Angela Stent will discuss her new book, focusing on how Russia's relations with Europe have evolved and how Europe-- caught between Putin's Russia and Trump's America--is reassessing its options.
Angela Stent is Professor of Government and Foreign Service at Georgetown University and directs its Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies. She has also served in the State Department’s Office of Policy Planning and as National Intelligence Officer for Russia and Eurasia at the National Intelligence Council. She is the author of Russia and Germany Reborn: Unification, the Soviet Collapse and the New Europe; The Limits of Partnership: U.S-Russian Relations in the Twenty-First Century and Putin’s World: Russia Against the West and with the Rest.