Russia’s challenge to the U.S.-centered world order began before Donald Trump’s presidency, with the two nations locked for decades over their interests and values in the changing international system. Russia-US rivalry will continue to prevail — even if the U.S. is prepared to address some issues of mutual importance. Narrowing differences between the two nations will remain difficult until the transition to a new global order is completed.

Featured speaker Andrei P. Tsygankov is a Russian-born academic and author in the fields of international relations. He is currently a professor at San Francisco State University, where he teaches comparative, Russian, and international politics in the Political Science and International Relations departments. Tsygankov has written many books and published extensively in leading academic journals.

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