The US Role in a Changing World Series: Melvin Goodman


Melvin Goodman: America’s Russia Problem: A New Chapter

Thursday, April 27, 2017 (Lunch)

TIME: 11:30 am – Bar opens; 12:15 pm – Lunch served; 1 – 2 pm – Presentation and Q & A

EVENT TYPE: Speaker Luncheon

Twenty-five years ago, the United States had an important strategic opportunity to remake its foreign policy because of the dissolution of the Warsaw Pact and the Soviet Union, an opportunity that has been largely squandered. Now the Trump administration must deal with the issue in the wake of Russian involvement in the presidential election; worsening bilateral relations due to Putin’s actions in Ukraine and Syria; and the confusion created by a new national security team in Washington that has no obvious plan or policy. Meanwhile, important decisions must be taken regarding arms control and disarmament as well as policy in East and Central Europe. Mr. Goodman’s talk will speculate on where we go from here.

Melvin Goodman is the director of the Center for International Policy’s National Security Project and former division chief of the CIA’s Office of Soviet Affairs.

His latest book, National Insecurity: The Cost of American Militarism, will be available for purchase and signing.

PRICE: $25 members; $30 Non-members (includes lunch) $10 Lecture Only



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