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War & Peace: Bridging the EU-Russia Divide
War & Peace: Bridging the EU-Russia Divide
Podcast / Europe & Central Asia

War & Peace: Bridging the EU-Russia Divide

This week on War & Peace, Olga Oliker and Hugh Pope talk to Sabine Frischer, Team Leader for the Public Diplomacy EU and Russia Project, about Western perceptions of Russian foreign policy and how the EU should engage Russia. 

Episode 8: Bridging the EU-Russia Divide

Russia’s relationship with the European Union has been mired in tension and mistrust since Moscow's annexation of Crimea in 2014. But while relations at a political level are strained, in Russian society there is an appetite for more engagement. 

Sabine Fischer is Team Leader for the Public Diplomacy EU and Russia Project, which seeks to build engagement between the EU and Russian civil society on bilateral and global issues and to strengthen mutual understanding where possible. She talks to Olga and Hugh about the project, Western perceptions of Russian foreign policy, how the new European Commission should engage Russia, and how the West can balance its rejection of the Crimea annexation with its broader policies toward Russia.

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