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Fyodor Lukyanov

Russia’s Foreign Policy: Offensive or Defensive Stance? Closed-Door Seminar - By personal invitation

A closed seminar organized by the Russia/NIS Centre, with Fyodor LUKYANOV, Editor in Chief of the journal "Russia in Global Affairs", Chairman of Presidium of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy (Moscow).

Crimea’s annexation, the war in Eastern Ukraine, the sharp increase in military spending, the bombings in Syria urge the West to see Russia’s foreign policy as particularly offensive. In turn, Russia accuses the West of imposing its own conception of international relations, particularly in its "Near Abroad", and not taking into account Russia’s security interests that Moscow now intends to firmly defend. Two visions of the world seem incompatible, fueling geopolitical risks at both regional and global levels.


Chair: Tatiana KASTOUEVA-JEAN, Head, Russia/NIS Centre, Ifri


This debate will be held in English

27 rue de la Procession 75015 PARIS
Contact the organizers: 

Cécile CAMPAGNE, Assistant, Russia/NIS Centre campagne@ifri.org or 01 40 61 60 21

Russian Foreign Policy