Virtual Program—What’s next for Russia: Does Putin matter?

By Halley Posner | December 19, 2022

Watch the Bulletin virtual program “What’s next for Russia: Does Putin matter?” featuring Melinda Haring and Charles Strozier in conversation with Daniel Drezner.  

These experts discussed how Russian national interests will define any successor’s actions, and whether those around the current President share the same political psychology. Our conversation draws from the Bulletin’s November/December issue Russia After Putin. Watch a recording of the program above to learn more. 

Read the Bulletin’s breaking Ukraine coverage here and listen to all of our virtual programs.

Melinda Haring is the outgoing deputy director of the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center and soon-to-be director of social impact and stakeholder relations at the Superhumans Center in Ukraine. Previously, she was the editor of the Atlantic Council’s popular UkraineAlert blog. Haring has worked for Eurasia Foundation, Freedom House, and the National Democratic Institute. She holds an MA in Government with a certificate in Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies from Georgetown University. Haring is the vice-chair of the board of East Europe Foundation in Kyiv, a member of the supervisory board of Right to Protection in Kyiv, a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, and a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. 

Charles B. Strozier is a professor emeritus of History, John Jay College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York and a practicing psychoanalyst. His latest book (with Pinteris, Kelley, and Cher) is The New World of Self: Heinz Kohut’s Transformation of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (Oxford). He is also the co-author of The Fundamentalist Mindset (Oxford); Apocalypse: The Psychology of Fundamentalism in America (Beacon, 1994); Lincoln’s Quest for Union: A Psychological Portrait (Paul Dry Books, 2001 [Basic Books, 1982]); and many other books and close to 100 articles. 

Daniel W. Drezner is professor of International Politics, a nonresident senior fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and the co-director of Fletcher’s Russia and Eurasia Program. Prior to joining The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, he taught at the University of Chicago and the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has previously held positions with Civic Education Project, the RAND Corporation and the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and received fellowships from the German Marshall Fund of the United States, Council on Foreign Relations, and Harvard University. He is also known for his blog, Drezner’s World. 

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