The American, European, and Russian Perspectives on the Biden-putin Summit Outcomes. Fyodor Lukyanov Took Part in an Online Discussion of European Policy Centre
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Fyodor A. Lukyanov

Editor-in-Chief of Russia in Global Affairs, Chairman of the Presidium of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy, and Research Director of the Valdai Discussion Club. Research Professor, Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow.

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European Policy Centre

On July 8, 2021, Fyodor Lukyanov, Editor-in-Chief of Russia in Global Affairs magazine, took part in an online discussion of European Policy Centre, titled “The Biden-Putin Summit: What Next and What Implications for the EU?”. 

The Biden-Putin Summit: What Next and What Implications for the EU?
European Policy Centre

The Summit between Presidents Biden and Putin on 16 June in Geneva was aimed at bringing more stability and predictability to relations.  With US-Russia relations at their lowest point since the Cold War period, the bar was set very low. Nevertheless, some baby steps were taken, including an agreement to launch a substantive dialogue on strategic stability, as well as the return of their ambassadors to their respective duties and workplaces. However, the proof of the pudding is in the eating and it remains to be seen whether President Putin, who thrives on unpredictability, will genuinely engage in the process.

This on-line Policy Dialogue brought American, European, and Russian perspectives on the summit outcomes and what’s next for US-Russia cooperation. The following issues were discussed at the impact on the EU and the potential implications for the European security situation and transatlantic trust.

Speakers
  • Fyodor Lukyanov, Editor-in-Chief, Russia in Global Affairs, Chairman of the Presidium, Council on Foreign and Defence Policy, Russia
  • Alina Polyakova, President and CEO, Center for European Policy Analysis, USA
  • Jonathan Eyal, Associate Director, Strategic Research Partnerships, and International Director Royal United Services Institute, UK
Moderator
  • Amanda Paul, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre
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