Former Russian Foreign Minister (1990-96) and current Putin critic Andrei Kozyrev (right center) at a dinner hosted by AFPC with former Speaker of the House of Representatives Newt Gingrich, Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, and AFPC President Herman Pirchner, Jr.


Russia and Eurasia Program

Founded in 1982, the American Foreign Policy Council's Russia Program was one of the first private initiatives in Washington to establish ongoing connections between American officials and the upper echelons of the political leadership in the Soviet Union and, subsequently, the Russian Federation. Now, more than two-and-a-half decades after the demise of the USSR, AFPC’s Russia program has expanded to encompass the entire region of Eurasia. AFPC’s work helps policymakers in Washington understand the political dynamics taking place in Russia and the “post-Soviet space,” and assists them in crafting appropriate responses.  

Ukraine For more than a decade, AFPC has co-sponsored conferences focusing on Ukraine’s political and economic evolution. Senior government officials of both Ukraine and the United States regularly participate in this conference series. With the start of the current conflict in Ukraine, AFPC has increased its traditional Ukraine-oriented activity to include briefings for Members of Congress and specialists in the Executive Branch, Congressional testimony, and speeches before public and private audiences.

Receiving and Sending Delegations For more than 20 years, AFPC has sent delegations of senior officials and statesmen to Russia and Ukraine, and welcomed reciprocal delegations to Washington. American participants have included former Cabinet and sub-cabinet officials of both Republican and Democratic administrations. These discussions cover all aspects of our bilateral relationship and the resulting information helps AFPC present policy options to those who can make or influence U.S. policy.

Russia Reform Monitor Since 1992, the Russia Reform Monitor, has provided brief summaries of important current events pertaining to Russian developments and U.S.-Russian relations. 

Eruasia Security Watch – AFPC regularly publishes the Eurasia Security Watch, which provides a review of security in the "post-Soviet space." 

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