A Study of Interventions: When Does Vladimir Putin’s Russia Send in Troops? And When Does It Not?

May 20, 2019, 12:00-2:00pm (RSVP requested)
Littauer L-369, Belfer Center Library, 79 JFK St., Cambridge, MA

Join Russia Matters for a talk with Simon Saradzhyan, Nabi Abdullaev and Domitilla Sagramoso on Russian military intervention. Looking at instances of both intervention and non-intervention in the 21st century, they will answer the questions of when and why Vladimir Putin’s Russia sends in troops and when it does not.

Lunch will not be provided, but attendees are encouraged to bring their own.

RSVP to [email protected]vard.edu.


Simon Saradzhyan is the founding director of the Russia Matters project and assistant director of the U.S.-Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

Nabi Abdullaev is a lecturer at the Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences and associate director at Control Risks.

Domitilla Sagramoso is a lecturer in security and development at the department of war studies at Kings College London’s School of Security Studies (via Skype).