On September 21, 2020, the Albritton Center for Grand Strategy (CGS) and Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University are releasing a volume discussing Russia policy under the next U.S. president.
A perennial issue facing presidents is American policy towards Russia. Specifically, the next president will need to address some recent Russian moves: interference in our elections, intervention in Syria, support for Taliban attacks against U.S. forces in Afghanistan, assistance to insurgents in Ukraine, and difficult negotiations over a new START Treaty.
With these challenges in mind, CGS and the Scowcroft Institute hosted a conference on October 15-16, 2019, that asked experts to advise the next U.S. president on Russia policy. The gathering provided a forum for practitioners, journalists, and scholars to outline the issues they believed would shape the future relationship between the United States and Russia. The conference was organized around three panels that addressed the following questions.
- What drives Russian foreign policy?
- What is the future for the U.S.-Russia security relationship?
- What are the foundations of Russia’s economy?
The subsequent volume, Russia Policy Under the Next U.S. President, collects the answers to these questions from those experts. CGS and the Scowcroft Institute will disseminate this volume throughout the policy community with the aim of contributing to the debate about what course the next U.S. president should take on the country’s Russia policy. A PDF of the volume is available on the CGS website.