The Soft Power Dimension of Russian Foreign Policy Toward Georgia, Ukraine, Moldova, and the Baltic States

  • Tuesday, Mar 16, 2010
  • The CSIS New European Democracies and Russia/Eurasia Programs cordially invite you to attend the Washington launch of a new report by the Center for East European Policy Studies in Riga, Latvia. The report assesses the soft power dimension of Russia's foreign policy toward six target countries: Georgia, Ukraine, Moldova, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. The authors will discuss Russia's use of culture, language, media, education, and public diplomacy to promote an attractive image and to legitimize its foreign policy objectives.

    Introduced by Janusz Bugajski, Holder of the CSIS Lavrentis Lavrentiadis Chair and Director of the CSIS New European Democracies Program

    Moderated by Andrew Kuchins, Director of the CSIS Russia/Eurasia Program

    Speakers:
    Andis Kudors, Director of the Center for East European Policy Studies, Riga
    Gatis Pelnens, Researcher, Center for East European Policy Studies, Riga
    Martins Paparinskis, University of Oxford
    Nerijus Maliukevicius, Vilnius University