Sphere of Influence

Russia’s Foreign Policy

Putin’s pushback against European expansionism has the West wondering: If Putin’s Russia isn’t afraid to take an aggressive stance against Ukraine’s pivot to the West, what does that mean for the rest of Russia’s neighbors?

Featured Guests

  • Ian Bremmer, President and Founder, Eurasia Group
  • Stephen Cohen, Professor of Russian Studies, NYU & Princeton
  • Amb. Chas. Freeman, Retired from U.S. Foreign Service
  • Julia Ioffe, Contributing Writer, The New York Times Magazine
  • Garry Kasparov, Former World Chess Champion
  • David Kramer, Senior Director, McCain Institute
  • Colum Lynch, Senior Diplomatic Reporter Foreign Policy
  • Jeffrey Mankoff, Deputy Director of Russian/Eurasian programs, CSIS
  • Erica Marat, National Defense University
  • Amb. Thomas Pickering, Former Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs
  • Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Former Secretary-General, NATO
  • Carla Robbins, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
  • David Satter, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
  • Anne-Marie Slaughter, President and CEO, New America