This Wednesday: The Quincy Institute and ACURA: U.S-Russia Relations: Can ‘Strategic Empathy’ Be A Way Forward?

On January 19, from 12 – 1pm ET a panel co-sponsored by the Quincy Institute and ACURA will explore how the Biden team might scale back the escalatory approach and replace it with some simple strategic empathy. Joining us will be Gov. Jerry Brown, author and columnist Robert Wright, and Professor Nicolai Petro. Katrina vanden Heuvel will moderate. Register here:

U.S.-Russia Relations: Can ‘Strategic Empathy’ Be A Way Forward?

 

 

Next Week: Panel Discussion: Quincy Institute and ACURA: U.S-Russia Relations: Can ‘Strategic Empathy’ Be A Way Forward?

On Wednesday, January 19, from 12 – 1pm ET a panel co-sponsored by the Quincy Institute and ACURA will explore how the Biden team might scale back the escalatory approach and replace it with some simple strategic empathy. Joining us will be Gov. Jerry Brown, author and columnist Robert Wright, and Professor Nicolai PetroKatrina vanden Heuvel will moderate.

Ahead of US-Russia Talks, Coalition Urges Biden to Further Strengthen Diplomatic Efforts and Avert War

WASHINGTON, DC — This morning, a bipartisan coalition of organizations sent a letter to the Biden administration in support of their efforts to engage diplomatically with Russia. On Monday, Russian and U.S. officials will meet in Geneva for the first of three rounds of security talks set to take place next week. 

Barron’s: US Became ‘Arrogant’ After Fall Of Soviet Union: Gorbachev

Gorbachev this week insisted Moscow and Washington were “together” in pulling the world out of confrontation and the nuclear race.

“No, the ‘winners’ decided to build a new empire. Hence the idea of NATO expansion,” Gorbachev added.

However, he welcomed forthcoming security talks between Moscow and Washington.

HOLIDAY MESSAGE FROM ACURA

As a ‘thank you’ to our readers and subscribers, ACURA is providing a free download of His Way: Remembering Stephen Cohen (Его Путь: Вспоминая Стивена Коэна), a collection of letters, stories, and remembrances of ACURA founder and professor of Russian Studies at Princeton and NYU, Stephen F. Cohen. The compilation was edited by Katrina vanden Heuvel and the Russian writer and scholar Gennady Bordyugov and features letters and commentary from Mikhail Gorbachev, Senator Bill Bradley, Katrina vanden Heuvel and many more.

We will be posting intermittently between now and the New Year. A sincere thanks to all our ViewPoint contributors and ZoomCast guests and to our readers and supporters.

Stay tuned for a new look website soon. In the meantime, we wish you all the best in 2022.

AP: Biden, Putin set video call Tuesday as Ukraine tensions grow

Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin will speak in a video call Tuesday, the Kremlin said, as tensions between the United States and Russia escalate over a Russian troop buildup on the Ukrainian border that’s seen as a sign of a potential invasion.

Reuters: Moscow says 27 more Russian diplomats due to leave U.S. in January

Russia’s ambassador to the United States said that 27 more Russian diplomats and their families were expelled from the United States and would leave on Jan. 30…

President Joe Biden’s administration said last month that the staff of the U.S. mission in Russia had shrunk to 120 from 1,200 in early 2017 after a series of expulsions and restrictions, and it was difficult to continue with anything other than a caretaker presence at the embassy.

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