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Present and future dangers on the eve of Vladimir Putin’s reelection

March 14, 2018 @ 9:00 am

On the eve of his reelection, President Vladimir Putin has the world wondering what else he may do and what the political, diplomatic, and military fallout could be. Will the near-stagnant economy, Western sanctions, and diplomatic pressure lead to a more restrained Russian foreign policy? Or will Putin continue an aggressive, interventionist track to bolster his popularity at home? If aggression against post-Soviet states is key to Putin’s search for legitimacy, which countries are most at risk? And what are the implications for US and European policy?Join AEI for the release of “To Have and to Hold: Putin’s Quest for Control in the Former Soviet Empire,” which details the military, political, economic, and social vulnerabilities of six of Russia’s neighboring countries. To mark the publication, AEI’s Leon Aron will be joined by Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA), followed by a panel discussion with the monograph’s authors. Note: It is assumed that Ukraine is one of the aforementioned six countries. Conversation:  Leon Aron, AEI (moderator);   Seth Moulton, US House of Representatives (D-MA)Participants: Agnia Grigas, Atlantic Council; Michael Kofman, Wilson Center; Mihai Popsoi, University of Milan; Paul Stronski, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Join the conversation on social media with #WhatNext. If you are unable to attend, we welcome you to watch the event live on this page. Full video will be posted within 24 hours.


March 14, 2018
9:00 am