Russia-West: looking into the future

Hans-Joachim Spanger, German political scientist, Member of the Executive Board; Head of Research Department, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt

1953 – Born in Germany
1972 – Studies political science, economics and sociology, Universities of Mainz and Frankfurt
1980 – Receives PhD, Frankfurt University
1980 – Research fellow, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt
1987 – Research associate, International Institute for Strategic Studies, London
1991 – Guest professor, Centre for Foreign Relations in Dar Es Salam/Tanzania
1997 – Deputy director, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt
2004 – Head, Cross-Sectional Tasks Research Group
2007 – Chairman, advisory board on civil crisis prevention, conflict resolution and peace building, German Foreign Ministry

The year 2009 was marked not only by the depressing economic problems, but also by rather promising trends in international relations. After the period of rising tensions between Russia and the US, the newly elected American president has tried to “reset” relations with Russia, as well as with the Muslim world and China. What may be the consequences for the European continent? We will be talking about it with leading German political scientist Hans-Joachim Spanger.