Eugene Rumer - Russia's long war

 Eugene Rumer

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From the speaker:

“Experts rarely predict major events, but afterwards they can explain why what happened was inevitable. Few predicted that Russia would launch an all-out war against Ukraine in February 2022, and even when intelligence leaks showed that Russia was preparing to attack, many did not believe it. Yet, in retrospect, this war was inevitable for reasons of history, geography, and personalities involved. Eugene Rumer will speak to why these drivers of Russian security policy matter so much and why this war with Ukraine and confrontation with the West will last a long time.”


Eugene Rumer

Eugene Rumer is a senior fellow and the director of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Russia and Eurasia Program.

Prior to joining Carnegie, Rumer was the national intelligence officer for Russia and Eurasia at the U.S. National Intelligence Council from 2010 to 2014. Earlier, he held research appointments at the National Defense University, the International Institute for Strategic Studies, and the RAND Corporation, and served at the U.S. Department of State and on the National Security Council staff.