Russian Policy in Syria and the Middle East: Determination, Delight and Disappointment

Dec. 7, 2018, 9:00am-2:15pm (registration required)
Elliott School of International Affairs, Lindner Family Commons, (Suite 602), 1957 E St. NW, Washington, DC

Join George Washington University's Central Asia Program for a series of panels on Russia's policy in Syria and the Middle East. The first panel is devoted to Russia's engagement strategies in the Middle East, while the second panel focuses more specifically on Russia's military involvement in Syria and its impact. Coffee will be provided at 9:00 and lunch at 11:30. Registration information can be found at this link. 


Nikolas Gvosdev, professor of national security affairs, U.S. Naval War College

Ekaterina Stepanova, head of peace and conflict studies unit, National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO), Moscow

Mark Katz, professor of government and politics, George Mason University

Anna Borshchevskaya, senior fellow, Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Michael Kofman, senior research scientist, CNA Analysis and Solutions

Gregory Simons, associate professor, Institute for Russian Studies, Uppsala University

Antonio Giustozzi, visiting professor, King’s College London

Maria Omelicheva, professor, national security strategy, National War College

Igor Delanoe, deputy head of the French-Russian analytical center Observo (French-Russian Chamber of Commerce, Moscow)