Russia's Challenge to the European Security Order
Dr. Jeffrey Mankoff, Deputy Director and Senior Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Robert Nurick, Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council of the United States
Derek Chollet, Counselor and Senior Advisor for Security and Defense Policy, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
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Russia has often projected a set of regional and global ambitions and separate from those of the NATO and the European communities. This alternative to global security sought by Russia has produced inevitable challenges to the longstanding Euro-Atlantic security order and institutions. And beyond this structural challenge, Russia’s soft power and manipulation of information beyond its neighborhood is not one that the U.S. and Europe is able to easily confront. With this in mind, GMF invites you to a discussion with Dr. Jeffrey Mankoff who will present his paper "Russia’s Challenge to the European Security Order." The paper is a product of a working group at GMF generously supported by the Latvian Ministry of Defense. Atlantic Council Senior Fellow Robert Nurick will serve as a respondent, and GMF Counselor and Senior Advisor for Security and Defense Policy Derek Chollet will moderate the discussion.
Jeffrey Mankoff is deputy director and senior fellow with the CSIS Russia and Eurasia Program. He is the author of Russian Foreign Policy: The Return of Great Power Politics (Rowman & Littlefield, 2009) and a frequent commentator on international security, Russian foreign policy, regional security in the Caucasus and Central Asia, ethnic conflict, and energy security. Before coming to CSIS, he served as an adviser on U.S.-Russia relations at the U.S. Department of State as a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow. From 2008-10, he was associate director of International Security Studies at Yale University and an adjunct fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. In addition to his policy research, Dr. Mankoff teaches courses on international security and Central Asia at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. Dr. Mankoff has held academic fellowships at Harvard, Yale, and Moscow State Universities. He holds dual B.A.s in international studies and Russian from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. in diplomatic history from Yale.
Robert Nurick is a nonresident senior fellow with the Council's Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security. Prior to his appointment at the Council, Nurick was a Senior Fellow in the Washington, DC office of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies of the Monterey Institute of International Studies, a nongovernmental organization devoted to training and policy research in non-proliferation and related international security issues. From February 2001 through August 2003, Nurick was the Director of the Carnegie Moscow Center, a Russia-based public policy research institution established in 1993 by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. In that capacity, Nurick had overall responsibility for the intellectual agenda of the Center's research staff and for day-to-day management of Center operations. From 1985 until joining the Carnegie Moscow Center, Nurick was a Senior Political Scientist at RAND in Santa Monica, California and Washington, DC. Nurick's principal research interests are focused on the interrelationships between domestic politics and security policies in Russia, Ukraine, the Baltic states, and Central Asia; on NATO reform and its impact on evolving security arrangements in Europe; on Russian-American relations; and on arms control and nuclear nonproliferation. Recent project work at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies includes examination of security perspectives in Central Asia and their implications for U.S. nonproliferation initiatives in the region, U.S. nuclear policy, and the Global Threat Reduction Initiative. He is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, and the Central Eurasia Studies Society, and is a member of the board of directors of the U.S.-Baltic Foundation.
Derek Chollet is the counselor and senior advisor for security and defense policy at GMF and author of The Long Game: How Obama Defied Washington and Redefined America's role in the World (PublicAffairs, June 2016). From 2012-15, Chollet was the U.S. assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs, where he managed U.S. defense policy issues related to the nations and international organizations of Europe (including NATO), the Middle East, Africa, and the Western Hemisphere, as well as advising Secretaries of Defense Leon Panetta and Chuck Hagel. Prior to joining the Pentagon, Chollet served at the White House as special assistant to the president and senior director for strategic planning on the National Security Council staff. From 2009-11, he was the principal deputy director of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s policy planning staff. Chollet is also the author, co-author, or co-editor of six books on U.S. foreign policy.