After Afghanistan: Russia and the United States Pick up the Pieces

29 Sep 2021


Fyodor Lukyanov, one of Russia’s leading analysts of foreign affairs, believes the messy American withdrawal from Afghanistan indicates that the United States intends to focus more narrowly—and more strategically—on national interests worth defending. Join us for a conversation between Lukyanov and Alexandra Vacroux to hear how the Russians are interpreting the U.S. exit from Kabul and the opportunities it may create for Russia. Is the American withdrawal good for Russia? Could more contained American foreign policy goals allow for better U.S.-Russia bilateral relations? Are Russians concerned China will muscle into Central Asia, a region Russia has traditionally seen as its sphere of influence?

Event Date: 
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Sponsored By: 
Harvard University's Davis Center For Russian and Eurasian Studies