General William Odom, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
Andrei Piontkovsky, Visiting Fellow, Hudson Institute
Richard Weitz, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2006
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(12:00 p.m. Registration and Lunch)
Russia and the United States are the most influential countries for many vital international issues. They possess the world’s largest nuclear weapons arsenals, are involved in the principal regional conflicts, and have lead roles in opposing international terrorism and weapons proliferation. Their interests overlap, sometimes coinciding and sometimes conflicting, in most of Eurasia. Many see Russia’s assumption of the chairmanship of the G-8 as an opportunity to deepen energy and other cooperation between Russia and the West. Others see the development as an unjustified reward for a government that appears increasingly authoritarian at home and confrontational abroad.
Lieutenant General WILLIAM E. ODOM, U.S. Army (Ret.), is a senior fellow with Hudson Institute and a professor at Yale University. He is the author of The Collapse of the Soviet Military (Yale University Press, 1998) and many other books, articles, and editorials. ANDREI PIONTKOVSKY is currently a visiting fellow at Hudson. From 1994 to 2005, he served as director of the Center for Strategic Research, a Moscow-based think tank. He has written several books and many articles for Russian publications such as Moscow Times and Novaya Gazeta. Dr. RICHARD WEITZ is a senior fellow and associate director of Hudson’s Center for Future Security Strategies. He recently published a book for The International Institute for Strategic Studies, Revitalising US-Russian Security Cooperation: Practical Measures (Routledge, 2005).
To RSVP, please email name and affiliation to Richard Weitz at WEITZ@hudson.org.
Location: Betsy and Walter Stern Conference Center, Hudson Institute, 1015 15th Street, NW, 6th Floor, Washington, D.C.