On October 25, 2018, Drs. Angela Stent and Andrew Kuchins discussed their impressions of the 2018 meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club and presented the key takeaways from the meeting, which took place in Sochi from October 15 to October 18, 2018.
Angela Stent is Director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies and Professor of Government and Foreign Service at Georgetown University. She is also a Senior Fellow (non-resident) at the Brookings Institution and co-chairs its Hewett Forum on Post-Soviet Affairs. From 2004-2006 she served as National Intelligence Officer for Russia and Eurasia at the National Intelligence Council.
Andrew Kuchins is a senior fellow and research professor at the Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies (CERES) in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He is the author of The Long Game of US-Russia-Relations: What We Should Have Learned and What We Should Do Now, published in December 2016 by the Center for Global Interests in Washington, D.C.