- Hannes Adomeit, Bosch Public Policy Fellow, Transatlantic Academy
- Stefan Meister, Visiting Fellow, Transatlantic Academy
- Andrew Moravcsik, Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Academy
Russia’s reaction to the February 2014 revolution in Ukraine led to a rupture in German-Russian relations, with Chancellor Angela Merkel leading the sanctions-focused Western response to Moscow’s aggression. Two years on, the refugee crisis dominates the agenda in Berlin, and the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline expansion project concerns Germany’s allies. What can be expected from German policy toward Russia going forward in 2016 and beyond? Has Berlin returned to a geoeconomics-driven approach? How will it balance its economic interests with its strategic concerns and its leadership in Europe on Russia policy? Two prominent German experts on Russia, Bosch Public Policy Fellow Hannes Adomeit and Visiting Fellow Stefan Meister of the German Council on Foreign Relations, will discuss Berlin’s Russia policy, its drivers, and its likely future. Transatlantic Academy Senior Fellow Andrew Moravcsik will moderate the discussion.
Hannes Adomeit is a political scientist focused on Russia. Adomeit was professor for Russian and European studies at the Warsaw campus of the College of Europe until 2013. Previously, he served as senior research associate and head of the research section on Russia and Eurasia at the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) in Berlin, as a professor of international politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and in other teaching and research roles.
Stefan Meister has served since August 2014 as head of the program on Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia at the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)'s Robert Bosch Center for Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia. Previously he worked as a senior policy fellow on the European Council on Foreign Relations’ Wider Europe Team and as a senior research fellow at the DGAP (2008–13).
Andrew Moravcsik is the founding director of the European Union Program and a professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of International Affairs. He also serves on the Executive Committee of the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance and on the Executive Committee of the Bobst Center for Peace and Justice at Princeton.