Bugajski Talk at Jamestown Conference on Russia Policy, Washington DC



The US, Russia, and the Security of Europe’s Flanks
Thursday, March 23, 2017
9:00 A.M.–4:00 P.M.

Root Conference Room
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
1779 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036-2109
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About the Event:
Over the past decade, a resurgent Russia has increasingly drawn the focus of Western governments. With Russia dominating debate in the recent US presidential election, discussion of the security risks presented by Russia appears to be reaching a crescendo. As the new US Administration works to craft an effective response to the Russian threat, this conference seeks to shed light on the strategic intersection of US-Russia relations and the security of NATO’s flanks. Building from the understanding that an effective response requires more than a reset in US-Russia relations, “The US, Russia, and the Security of Europe’s Flanks” will examine Russian defense modernization and the implications it has for NATO deterrence and regional security from the Baltic States to the Black Sea.

For more information about the conference and full author bios visit our event webpage here.


8:45 A.M.–9:00 A.M.

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9:00 A.M.
Glen E. Howard
President, The Jamestown Foundation

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Panel One: Russia’s Predicament
9:00 A.M.–10:30 A.M.

“Putin, Russia and the West”
Pavel Baev
Senior Researcher, International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO)

“Russian Military Modernization”
Aleksandr Golts
Global Fellow, Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

“The Impact of Western Sanctions on the Russian Economy”
Vladislav Inozemtsev
Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Fellow, Johns Hopkins, SAIS

Commentator: Stephen Blank
Senior Fellow, American Foreign Policy Council

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Coffee Break
10:30 A.M.–11:00 A.M.

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Panel Two: US-Russia Relations
11:00 A.M.—12:30 P.M.

Alexander Vershbow
Distinguished Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council

Michael Carpenter
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
with responsibility for Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia

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12:30 P.M.–1:10 P.M.

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Panel Three: Russia, the US and Black Sea Security
1:10 P.M.–2:30 P.M.

“Romania: Euro-Atlantic Pillar on the Black Sea”
Vladimir Socor
Senior Fellow, The Jamestown Foundation

“Russian Influence in the Balkans”
Margarita Assenova
Director of Programs for the Balkans, Caucasus & Central Asia,
The Jamestown Foundation

“The US, Russia and the South Caucasus”
Brenda Shaffer
Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council Global Energy Center and
Visiting Professor, Georgetown University

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Coffee Break
2:30 P.M.–2:45 P.M.

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Panel Four: Russia, the US and Baltic Security
2:45 P.M.–4:00 P.M.

“Poland, the EU, Brexit and Russia”
Janusz Bugajski
Senior Fellow, Center for European Policy Analysis

“Russian Challenges to the Baltic”
Sergey Sukhankin
Associate Expert, International Centre for Policy Studies (Kyiv)

“Baltic Responses to Russian Challenges”
Olevs Nikers
Chief Expert, Ministry of Defense of Latvia

“Sweden’s Response to Russian Challenges”
Jörgen Elfving
Lieutenant Colonel (ret.), Swedish Army

Moderator: Matthew Czekaj
Program Associate for Europe and Eurasia, The Jamestown Foundation

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Concluding Remarks
4:00 P.M.

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