Trenin, director of the Carnegie Moscow Center, has been with the center since its inception. He also chairs the research council and the Foreign and Security Policy Program.
Dmitri Trenin, director of the Carnegie Moscow Center, has been with the center since its inception. He also chairs the research council and the Foreign and Security Policy Program.
He retired from the Russian Army in 1993. From 1993–1997, Trenin held a post as a senior research fellow at the Institute of Europe in Moscow. In 1993, he was a senior research fellow at the NATO Defense College in Rome.
He served in the Soviet and Russian armed forces from 1972 to 1993, including experience working as a liaison officer in the external relations branch of the Group of Soviet Forces (stationed in Potsdam) and as a staff member of the delegation to the U.S.-Soviet nuclear arms talks in Geneva from 1985 to 1991. He also taught at the War Studies Department of the Military Institute from 1986 to 1993.
The current confrontation between the West and Russia will continue. Within that confrontation, however, a degree of cooperation is possible.
The Kremlin’s revamped national strategy has important consequences for Russia’s neighbors, especially the EU.
What originated as the European Union’s modest Eastern Partnership program is likely to be the end of the notion of the “lands between” Russia and the EU.
German leaders have begun to talk of a more assertive role for Berlin in the world. Other global players should seize the chance to work closely with the new Germany.
The notion of progressively closer ties between Russia and the EU is no longer viable. Brussels urgently needs to develop a new set of objectives and strategies toward Moscow.
After years of strife, agreement seems possible on Iran’s nuclear program and Syria’s civil war. The key is highly pragmatic cooperation based on national interests.
The emerging rapprochement between Washington and Tehran creates a potential opportunity for Russia’s Vladimir Putin to boost his country’s international standing.
The EU needs a new strategy on Russia that is informed by Europe’s values and focuses on Europe’s interests. But first, Germany needs to show more foreign policy leadership.
EU-Russia relations have entered a new phase. That will have important consequences for Europe’s Eastern neighbors, which will need to make a choice between east and west.
Erdogan is being challenged by an urban, secular minority—just as Putin was eighteen months ago. The EU urgently needs to craft a strategy toward its two biggest neighbors.