The U.S. and Russia with discussants Jack Matlock and Thomas Graham.
Talk of a new Cold War may be premature, but relations between Russia and the U.S. have worsened considerably in the last few years. The U.S.-Russian relationship is at a crossroads today at a time when both countries face a number of critical national security issues that require their strategic cooperation. Jack Matlock and Thomas Graham lend their expertise to a discussion of U.S. foreign policy towards Russia- World Affairs Council of Connecticut
Thomas Graham currently serves as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Russian Affairs. Previously, he served as Director for Russian Affairs beginning in June 2002. From August 2001 until May 2002, he served as the Associate Director of the Policy Planning Staff of the Department of State. From 1998 until 2001, he was a senior associate in the Russia/Eurasia program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Mr. Graham served as a a Foreign Service Officer from 1984 until 1998. His assignments included two tours of duty at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, where he served as head of the political/internal unit and acting political counselor. Between tours in Moscow, he worked on Russian and Soviet affairs on the Policy Planning Staff of the Department of State and as a policy assistant in the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy.
Felicity Harley is the executive director of the World Affairs Council of Connecticut.
Felicity Harley has an extensive professional background that combines 30 years of national and international experience as a senior manager and Chief Executive Officer in nonprofit institutions, and is currently the Executive Director of the World Affairs Council of Connecticut. Felicity Harley was educated in Great Britain and the United States. She is a published writer and poet.
Amb Jack F. Matlock Jr
First posted to Moscow in 1961, career diplomat Jack F. Matlock, Jr., was on the scene for most of the Cold War. A scholar of Russian history and culture, Matlock was President Reagan's choice for ambassador to the Soviet Union. He is the author of Reagan and Gorbachev and Autopsy on an Empire: The American Ambassador's Account of the Collapse of the Soviet Union.
Robert D. Monyak is the Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer of WorldBusiness Capital, Inc.