The United States, Europe, and Russia

Project Expert

James M. Goldgeier

Visiting Senior Fellow

About the Project

After containing the Soviet threat for four decades (and intervening in two World Wars before that), the United States and its Western allies after 1989 focused on enlarging the community of market democracies eastward to eliminate sources of conflict that had bedeviled the United States and Europe throughout the 20th century. With the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Brexit vote, the rise of authoritarianism in Central Europe, and the continuing challenges of maintaining the Eurozone, the vision of a Europe whole, free, and at peace no longer serves meaningfully as a framework for America’s Europe policy. So what comes next? Through my articles, blog posts and roundtable meetings, I am looking at the options the United States has as it develops a new strategy for Europe and Russia.