Russia’s Foreign Policy

To his detractors, Putin is an autocrat, crushing any threat to his power, while renewing Soviet-style expansionism.  To supporters, Putin represents Russia’s redemption as a global superpower  – and an alternative to the liberal democracy espoused by the West.  Great Decisions explores what drives Putin’s Foreign Policy.

Featured Guests:

  • Madeleine Albright, Frm. U.S. Secretary of State
  • John O. Brennan, Director, Frm. Central Intelligence Agency
  • Ian Brzezinski, Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council
  • Pat Buchanan, Presidential Assistant
  • Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, Professor of Politics, NYU
  • Amb. (Ret.) Nicholas Burns, Professor, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Keith Gessen, Professor, Columbia University, Graduate School of Journalism
  • Amb. (Ret.) Michael Gfoeller, U.S. Ambassador (Ret.)
  • Amb. (Ret.) Tatiana C. Gfoeller, U.S. Ambassador (Ret.)
  • Gen. Michael Hayden, Former Director, CIA and NSA
  • Vladimir Kara-Murza, Vice Chairman, Open Russia
  • Allen Lynch, Professor, University of Virginia
  • Olena Nikolayenko, Associate Professor, Fordham University
  • Alina Polyakova, Director of Research, Europe and Eurasia, Atlantic Council
  • Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, (R-California)
  • Jeffrey D. Sachs, Professor, Columbia University
  • Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA)
  • Alex Shephard, News Editor, The New Republic
  • Dimitri Simes, President and CEO, The Center for the National Interest
  • Katrina vanden Heuvel, Editor and Publisher, The Nation Magazine
  • Michael Williams, Director, NYU Program in International Relations
  • Amb. Yolodymyr Yelchenko, Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations