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Russia and the west: a war of words

Oksana Antonenko, Senior Fellow for Russia and Eurasia, International Institute for Strategic Studies

1965 - Born in Moscow
1987 - Graduates, Moscow State University
1990 - Graduates, JF Kennedy school of government, Harvard University
1990 - Joins Moscow office of Harvard Strengthening Democratic Institutions Project
1998 - Director of the IISS research and seminar programme on military reform in Russia and the CIS
1999 - Heads programme on Russia’s regional perspective on foreign and security policy, focusing on Russia’s relations with Europe, South Caucasus and Central Asia
2006 - Senior fellow for Russia and Eurasia, International Institute for Strategic Studies

Following the S. Ossetian conflict in August, the relations between Russia and the West have hit a low. Has this period of misunderstanding finally come to an end, with both the West and Russia mutually threatened by the global economic crisis? We’ll talk about it with Senior Fellow and the Programme Director for Russia and Eurasia at the International Institute for Strategic Studies Oksana Antonenko.