Containing Russia: How to Respond to Moscow's Intervention in U.S. Democracy and Growing Geopolitical Challenge
- Philip H. Gordon, Senior Fellow in U.S. Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations, former Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs (2009-2013) and former Special Assistant to President Obama and White House Coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa and the Gulf region (2013-2015)
- Dr. Alexandra de Hoop Scheffer, Senior Fellow and Director, Paris Office, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
The United States has failed to elevate Russia’s intervention in U.S. elections to the national priority that it is, and it has neglected to respond to it in a way sufficient to deter future attacks, warn Robert D. Blackwill and Philip H. Gordon in their new report. Surveying the full scope of the “extraordinary Russian attack on the core of the American democratic system” during the 2016 U.S. presidential election and beyond, Blackwill and Gordon — who served in Republican and Democratic administrations respectively — conclude that, “The United States is currently in a second Cold War with Russia.”
Philip H. Gordon will present the report’s conclusions and recommendations for policymakers on how to respond to Moscow’s intervention in U.S. democracy and growing geopolitical challenge.
The discussion will be held in English and off-the-record.