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Levistky says new Russian prisoner exchange unlikely soon

Apr 28, 2022 The Detroit News
After one American was released from Russia in a prisoner exchange, another American -- Paul Whelan from Michigan -- remains in a Russian prison. Whelan's family expressed regret that he had not been included. Some have argued that more sanctions...
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Ford School experts weigh in on Russian invasion of Ukraine

Feb 25, 2022
As the Russian military surrounded and began its assault on Ukraine, Melvyn Levitsky, professor of international policy and practice, and Javed Ali, associate professor of practice, lent their expertise to numerous media outlets to break down the...
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Ambassador Levitsky on the Ukraine-Russia crisis: What to know

Feb 1, 2022
What is essential to know about the rising tensions in eastern Europe and the Ukraine-Russia crisis? Melvyn Levitsky, professor of international policy and practice at the University of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy, shares his insights. He...
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Ciorciari, Levitsky on Biden-Putin meeting

Jun 16, 2021
A group of state and national lawmakers urged President Biden to discuss the release of Paul Whelan, a Michigander currently being held in Russia, during his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin earlier this week. John Ciorciari, associate...
Weiser Diplomacy Center Series

The road ahead for U.S.-Russia relations

Sep 20, 2021, 4:00-5:20 pm EDT
1120 Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium
Former Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun and Alina Polyakova, president and CEO of the Center for European Policy Analysis, discuss the state of relations between the United States and Russia. 
Policy Talks @ the Ford School

Russia 2018: Preparing for the Post-Putin Era

Feb 21, 2018, 4:00-5:30 pm EST
Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium (1120)
On March 18 of this year Vladimir Putin will likely win easy re-election to a 4th term as Russian president.  But expectation is growing in Russia that this will be his last term as President, opening a Pandora’s box of uncertainty and competing succession scenarios with broad consequences for Russia’s internal direction, and external ambitions.