Please join us on Monday, March 5 from 11:30 – 1:30 (Brown Bag Lunch) at Plymouth Congregational Church (916 W Prospect Rd, Fort Collins) for our monthly Great Decisions Discussion. Great Decisions, sponsored by International Relations Team, is a discussion program produced by the Foreign Policy Association and has been adopted as a national flagship education program by the World Affairs Councils of America.At the March Meeting we will discuss:
Russia’s Foreign Policy
Under President Vladimir Putin, Russia is projecting an autocratic model of governance abroad and working to undermine the influence of liberal democracies, namely along Russia’s historical borderlands. Russia caused an international uproar in 2016, when it interfered in the U.S. presidential contest. But Putin’s foreign policy toolkit includes other instruments, from alliances with autocrats to proxy wars with the U.S. in Georgia, Ukraine and Syria. How does Putin conceive of national interests, and why do Russian citizens support him? How should the United States respond to Putin’s foreign policy ambitions?