Europe in the World

Putin 4.0: ready for a new Cold War?
18 May 2018 14:00 - 17:00

This public debate was organised by the Netherlands Society for International Affairs (NGIZ), knowledge platform Raam op Rusland ("Window on Russia") and the Clingendael Institute, with financial support of the Van Bylandtstichting. The full photo stream of this debate can be viewed here.

How will Putin 4.0 shape Russia’s relations with Europe, the US and Asia? Will Russia’s foreign policy be one of greater assertiveness or greater isolation? Should we expect détente or more disagreement? And how will this affect Russia’s citizens and society?

Prominent Russian think-tank expert and head of the Carnegie Moscow Centre Dmitri Trenin addressed these issues in a keynote lecture, followed by a panel discussion on what to expect from Russia as president Vladimir Putin embarks on his fourth term in office.

In this panel discussion three other Russia experts presented their perspective on Putin 4.0:

  • Kadri Liik, Senior Policy Fellow, European Council on Foreign Relations
  • Bob Deen, Senior Adviser, OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities
  • Tony van der Togt, Senior Research Fellow, the Clingendael Institute.

14:00 - Registration
14:30 - Opening by Jan Rood (Clingendael/NGIZ) and Hubert Smeets (Raam op Rusland), panel discussion and Q&A
16:00 - Closure, followed by network reception.

The debate was moderated by Rem Korteweg, Head of Clingendael's Europe in the World unit.

Debate Putin 4.0 - with Dimitri Trenin of Carnegie Moscow
Dimitri Trenin speaking for a packed audience on what to expect from Putin's fourth presidential term