EVENT: U.S.-Russia Relations and the Asia-Pacific [Washington, D.C. – July 26, 2013]

Map of Asia-Pacific Highlighting APEC Member States

Subject: Invitation: US-Russia Relations and the Asia-Pacific | Friday, July 26th, 10:00am
From: IISS-US Events <IISS-USEvents@iiss.org>
Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2013

The International Institute for Strategic Studies–US

IISS-US Panel Discussion

U.S.-Russia Relations and the Asia-Pacific

Oleg Barabanov
Professor, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO)
Jeffrey Mankoff
Deputy Director of the Russia and Eurasia Program
Center for Strategic and International Studies

Discussant: Gilbert Rozman, Professor of Sociology, Princeton University
Chair: Samuel Charap, Senior Fellow for Russia and Eurasia, IISS

Friday, July 26th, 2013
Refreshments served 9:45 – 10:00am
Event 10:00 – 11:00am

2121 K Street NW
Suite 801
Washington, DC 20037

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The Asia-Pacific is of growing importance for the United States and Russia, both of which are seeking to “pivot” or “rebalance” their global commitments toward the region. Yet the vast majority of U.S.-Russia interaction occurs in Europe and post-Soviet Eurasia, and neither country has paid sufficient attention to the implications of their respective renewed interest in the Asia-Pacific for the bilateral relationship. Meanwhile, the region’s economic growth, the rise of China, and the potential for regional conflicts in both Northeast and Southeast Asia create a landscape fraught with challenges for both Moscow and Washington.

Please join us at the IISS-US for the launch of the third paper of the Working Group on the Future of U.S.-Russia Relations [http://us-russiafuture.org/], which focuses on the opportunities for and obstacles to U.S.-Russia cooperation in the Asia-Pacific. This event will be on the record.