Reminder: Tonight, 7pm EST, Join ACURA at The Committee for the Republic’s Annual Russia Salon

Tonight’s Russia salon will be led by Katrina vanden Heuvel and will feature Nicolai Petro, Cynthia Lazaroff, Krishen Mehta, David Speedie and Jack Matlock (former all-star February 2015 salon speaker at the National Press Club.) The topic could not be more timely or urgent. Zoom Link:

ZOOM EVENT: Beyond a New Cold War with Russia: Safeguarding Both U.S. National Security and Peace through Diplomacy

This virtual briefing on U.S.-Russia policy in the post-Trump era will include former Gov. Jerry Brown, publisher of The Nation magazine Katrina vanden Heuvel, the Quincy Institute’s Anatol Lieven, and more. This briefing is sponsored by The American Committee for U.S.-Russia Accord and Just Foreign Policy and will take place Thursday, April 1, at 1pm, with full details listed below. You can register for the event at this link.

Transcript: Secretary Antony J. Blinken And High Representative Josep Borrell After Their Meeting

On Russia, we agreed to coordinate our efforts in addressing Russia’s confrontational behavior and encourage Russia to abandon this path.  We continue to stand ready to engage with Russia on issues of common interest.  We will continue working together on the European Union Eastern Neighborhood.  We are committed to support the democratic aspirations, the sovereignty, and territorial integrity of these countries, starting with Ukraine.  The EU and the U.S. are drivers in supporting the reforms necessary for the economic prosperity of the region.

Reuters: Russia recalls its U.S. ambassador for consultations after Biden comment on Putin

Russia on Wednesday called its ambassador to the United States back to Moscow for consultations on the future of U.S.-Russia ties after U.S. President Joe Biden said Vladimir Putin would “pay a price” for alleged election meddling.

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