The Future of U.S.-Russia Relations

U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin hold a joint news conference after their meeting in Helsinki, July 16, 2018

Grigory Dukor/Reuters


October 9, 2018


6:00 p.m. Reception
7:00 p.m. Program


RAND Corporation
1200 South Hayes St.
Arlington, VA 22202


Evidence of Russian interference in the U.S. elections and U.S. sanctions against Russia over the use of a banned nerve agent in the U.K. are the latest signs of deteriorating relations between the former Cold War foes. The recent Trump-Putin summit was designed to improve relations, but the prospect for rapprochement is uncertain as U.S. lawmakers push for stricter sanctions that Russian Prime Minister Medvedev said would amount to “a declaration of economic war.” RAND experts will discuss where the U.S.-Russia relationship is heading.

Samuel Charap

Senior Political Scientist

Dara Massicot

Policy Researcher

Michael J. Mazarr (Moderator)

Senior Political Scientist

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