Please join the New American Engagement Initiative on Friday, February 18, 2022 at 9 a.m. EST for a virtual discussion on the ongoing Russia-Ukraine crisis and what it may mean for the future of US-Russia relations. The conversation will feature RAND senior political scientist Samuel Charap; Michael Kofman, director of Russia studies at CNA; and Emma Ashford, senior fellow with the New American Engagement Initiative. Alex Ward, national security reporter with Politico, will moderate.

The Future Foreign Policy series features new perspectives to expand the US toolkit to address traditional threats, confront emerging challenges, and enable greater and more robust global engagement with allies and partners. To this end, our invitees bring much-needed diversity into the national security dialogue. The speakers include not only those from traditionally underrepresented groups in Washington foreign policy circles, but also those who represent a range of viewpoints.


Samuel Charap
Senior Political Scientist
RAND Corporation

Michael Kofman
Director of Russia Studies

Moderated by

Alex Ward
National Security Reporter

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The New American Engagement Initiative, housed within the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, challenges prevailing assumptions governing U.S. foreign policy, particularly those involving the military and the use of force, and offers real-world solutions to urgent problems that deploy the full range of American diplomatic, economic, and other capabilities.