Under President Vladimir Putin, Russia has become an increasingly authoritarian regime that also flexes its muscles aggressively abroad, most notably in Ukraine and Syria. Indeed, Putin’s Russia has invaded neighboring states; imprisoned, poisoned or killed government opponents and critics; increasingly violated its own population’s human rights; and launched unprecedented interference into other countries’ elections and internal affairs.

The challenges facing the Trump administration when it comes to dealing with Putin’s Russia are mounting. What should the U.S. strategy be toward Russia?

Hear leading experts debate “Russia: Time for Containment?” – the latest in the Debate and Decision Series at the McCain Institute.

The first 100 guests to attend the debate will receive a free copy of “Back to Containment: Dealing with Putin’s Regime” by David J. Kramer.

701 Pennsylvania Ave NW

Washington, DC


October 3, 2017

6:00 P.M. ET



Evelyn N. Farkas

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council and national security analyst for NBC/MSNBC

Thomas Graham

Managing Director, Kissinger Associates

David J. Kramer

Senior Fellow, Florida International University and Affiliated Senior Fellow, the McCain Institute

Matthew Rojansky

Director, the Kennan Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center



Event Date: 
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 18:00