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Great Decisions: Russia’s Foreign Policy
February 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pmFree
Prepare to discuss the world.
Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs. Forsyth County Public Library and the University of North Georgia will present information and lead discussions on a range of fascinating geopolitical topics (see list at http://www.libraryaware.com/326/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/6bfbf1f0-02a2-42e3-b6b2-f825ad20c024).
Each session will be held at the Cumming Library, 585 Dahlonega Street, Cumming and will be led by a member of the UNG faculty.
Admission to each session is free, but advance registration is requested atwww.forsythpl.org.
Russia’s Foreign Policy
Under President Vladimir Putin, Russia is projecting an autocratic model of governance abroad and working to undermine the influence of liberal democracies, namely along Russia’s historical borderlands. Russia caused an international uproar in 2016, when it interfered in the U.S. presidential contest. But Putin’s foreign policy toolkit includes other instruments, from alliances with autocrats to proxy wars with the U.S. in Georgia, Ukraine and Syria. How does Putin conceive of national interests, and why do Russian citizens support him? How should the United States respond to Putin’s foreign policy ambitions?