ONLINE! Vladimir Putin and Russia’s Hybrid War on the West

Code: SL51204

Dates: May 14, 2021

Meets: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Sessions: 1

Course Fee: $39.00

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Russia has launched a hybrid war on the West that has caused serious damage to U.S. domestic politics and international relations between the U.S. and Europe. Why did this happen? To what extent was Russian President Vladimir Putin to blame? Or were deeper influences at play in Russia’s history and relations with the West? Or was the West itself to blame by expanding NATO and pushing Russia into a corner? Why have Russia’s relations with the West become so sour, again? Explore the nature of the political regime in the Kremlin and various theories about its troubled relations with the West today, including the U.S. and European countries.
Fee: $39.00

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Mitchell Orenstein

Mitchell A. Orenstein is Professor and Chair of Russian and East European Studies at University of Pennsylvania and Senior Fellow in the Eurasia Program at Foreign Policy Research Institute. He is a scholar of the political economy and foreign policy of post-communist Europe and the author or co-author of six books, most recently The Lands in Between: Russia vs the West and the New Politics of Hybrid War and From Triumph to Crisis: Neoliberal Economic Reform in Postcommunist Countries. His forthcoming book with Oxford University Press, Taking Stock of Shock: Social Consequences of the 1989 Revolutions, provides an overview of the successes and painful consequences of economic reform after communism, and the long path many countries have traveled to achieve a good life under capitalism.

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