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Bipartisan Policy Center to Hold Breakfast Discussion on U.S.-Russian Relations: Putin's Return, The Political and Commercial Implications for America


WASHINGTON, March 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bipartisan Policy Center's (BPC) Foreign Policy Project will hold a timely forum on U.S. Relations with Russia on Thursday, March 15, 2012 from 8:30am10:00am. As Vladimir Putin returns to power and the country takes a seat at the World Trade Organization (WTO), bilateral ties remain strained despite efforts to "reset" the relationship. Relations with Russia are central to U.S. strategic interests. BPC believes future U.S. policy towards Russia should aim to advance common goals and work to resolve the issues that divide the two countries. With Russia entry into the WTO, the U.S. will be at a political and commercial disadvantage unless it graduates Russia from the Jackson-Vanik amendment, which would grant Russia permanent normal trade relations status. During the forum, the project will discuss its recent paper on the subject. 


  • Secretary Don Evans, Co-chair, BPC's Russia Initiative; former Commerce Secretary
  • Assistant Secretary Phillip Gordon, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, U.S. Department of State
  • David Kramer, President, Freedom House
  • Stephen Sestanovich, George F. Kennan Senior Fellow for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Jonathan Ruhe, Senior Policy Analyst, Bipartisan Policy Center  
  • Susan Glasser, Executive Editor, Foreign Policy

BPC Foreign Policy Project's Breakfast Discussion on  U.S.-Russian Relations

Thursday, March 15, 8:30AM-10:00AM (Breakfast at 8:00AM)

Bipartisan Policy Center 
1225 Eye Street, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20005

About the Bipartisan Policy Center
Founded in 2007 by former U.S. Senate Majority Leaders Howard Baker, Tom Daschle, Bob Dole, and George Mitchell, Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) is a non-profit organization that drives principled solutions through rigorous analysis, reasoned negotiation and respectful dialogue.  With projects in multiple issue areas, BPC combines politically balanced policymaking with strong, proactive advocacy and outreach.

SOURCE Bipartisan Policy Center

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