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Putin-Trump Summit: Where Does U.S.-Russia Relationship Go from Here?

July 17, 2018 @ 12:00 pm EDT

On July 16, President Trump is set to meet with President Putin in Helsinki. Coming in the wake of a turbulent NATO meeting and amid high stakes, the summit has garnered intense focus. There are deep divisions on key issues between the U.S. and Russia, including the wars in Ukraine and Syria, election interference, and arms control. Are there agreements to be achieved, or will this summit be short on substance?In this Ground Truth Briefing, veteran observers and practitioners of U.S.-Russia policy will offer a post-summit assessment and analyze what these developments mean for the U.S.-Russia relationship moving forward.
**Ambassador Nicholas Burns (invited), Professor, Harvard Kennedy School; former U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs; former United States Ambassador to NATO
**Jill Dougherty, Global Fellow, Kennan Institute; Distinguished Visiting Practitioner, University of Washington; CNN expert contributor for Russian affairs
**Jeffrey Edmonds, Global Fellow, Kennan Institute; former Director for Russia, National Security Council
**Matthew Rojansky, Director, Kennan Institute
Moderator:  William E. Pomeranz, Deputy Director, Kennan Institute
WHEN:   Tuesday, July 17.   12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
WHERE:  Ground Truth Briefings are conducted exclusively by phone. There will be no physical meeting at the Wilson Center.
U.S. toll-free number: 888-942-8140
International call-in number: 1-517-308-9203
Participant passcode: 13304
To RSVP: https://engage.wilsoncenter.org/onlineactions/VSn9riIUQ0OoN7J7WJt9Ow2


July 17, 2018
12:00 pm