Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2007/09/21/Understanding_Russia_Today Author, scholar and commentator Dimitri Trenin discusses issues in democracy and capitalism in today's Russia. ----- Dimitri Trenin discusses "Understanding Russia Today." U.S.-Russia relations are cooling; is a Cold War brewing? What will happen when President Putin leaves office in March 2008? A frequent commentator on U.S.-Russia relations for The Jim Lehrer Newshour, Dmitri Trenin is Deputy Director of the Carnegie Moscow Center where he is co-chair of the center's Foreign and Security Policy Program. He is also a Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. - WAC of Oregon Dmitri Trenin is Deputy Director of the Carnegie Moscow Center where he is co-chair of the center's Foreign and Security Policy Program. He is also a Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He is the author of "Getting Russia Right." Dr. Trenin has written extensively on Russia's challenges in its relations with the West. His recent works have included "Russia: Back to the Future" (2006), "Russia Leaves the West" (2006) and "Russia Redefines Itself and Its Relations with the West" (2007). Trenin received his Ph.D from the Institute of the USA and Canada in 1984, and had previously served in the Soviet and Russian Armed Forces with experience as a liaison officer in the External Relations Branch of the Group of Soviet Forces. He was a member of the delegation to the U.S.-Soviet nuclear weapons talks in Geneva from 1985-1991. From 1993-1997 he was a Senior Research Fellow at the NATO Defense College in Rome, and at the Institute of Europe in Moscow.
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