WASHINGTON—The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, also known as the Helsinki Commission, today announced the following briefing:
REALITY VS. RHETORIC:
ASSESSING THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S RUSSIA POLICY
Friday, June 15, 2018
Dirksen Senate Office Building
Live Webcast: www.facebook.com/HelsinkiCommission
The polarization of views surrounding President Trump and Russia continues to complicate an objective assessment of administration policy toward Moscow. Despite repeated comments by President Trump expressing a desire to improve relations with Russia, the U.S. Government continues to advance what is arguably the toughest policy toward the Kremlin since Ronald Reagan’s first term.
This public briefing will discuss the relative value Vladimir Putin places on conciliatory gestures vs. actual concessions that seem increasingly unlikely to materialize. It also will assess the likely trajectory of U.S.-Russia relations for the remainder of the Trump presidency.
The following panelists are scheduled to participate:
- Mr. Herman Pirchner, Jr., President, American Foreign Policy Council
- Dr. Alina Polyakova, David M. Rubenstein Fellow, Foreign Policy, Brookings Institution
- Ms. Yulia Latynina, Journalist, Echo Moskvy and Novaya Gazeta