Assessing the Results of the Biden-Putin Summit
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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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Center for the National Interest

On June 17, 2021, the Center for the National Interest hosted a webinar discussion, titled “Assessing the Results of the Biden-Putin Summit”, featuring, among others, Fyodor Lukyanov, Editor-in-Chief of Russia in Global Affairs.

How should we interpret the results of the summit meeting in Geneva between presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin? Did either side succeed in advancing its goals? What impact might their meeting have on the course of relations between the world’s foremost nuclear powers?

Assessing the Results of the Biden-Putin Summit
Center for the National Interest
Guests
  • John Herbst is director of the Eurasia Center at the Atlantic Council and a former US ambassador to Ukraine.
  • Fyodor Lukyanov is Chairman of the Presidium of Russia’s Council on Foreign and Defense Policy, editor in chief of Russia in Global Affairs, and research director of the Valdai Discussion Club.
  • Douglas MacGregor is a decorated combat veteran, the author of five books, and a former Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Defense.
  • Dimitri Simes is President and CEO of the Center for the National Interest.
Moderated the discussion
  • Sarah Miller Beebe, former Director for Russian Affairs on the National Security Council staff and former head of Russian foreign policy analysis at the CIA.
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