Andrew S. Weiss is the James Family Chair and vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he oversees research in Washington and Moscow on Russia and Eurasia.
Prior to joining Carnegie in June 2013, he was director of the RAND Corporation’s Center for Russia and Eurasia and executive director of the RAND Business Leaders Forum.
He previously served as director for Russian, Ukrainian, and Eurasian Affairs on the National Security Council staff, as a member of the State Department’s Policy Planning Staff, a policy assistant in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, and as a budget analyst in the Department of the Army during the administrations of Presidents Bill Clinton and George H. W. Bush.
How can the EU recalibrate its policy towards Russia so it represents all member states voices? What else, beyond the already-existing sanctions format, can the EU use as leverage and deterrent for future attacks? What does the Russian policy by the new US administration, including a possible meeting between Presidents Biden and Putin mean for the EU? How can the EU work with the US on shaping their policies towards Russia? How can the Transatlantic community hold Russia accountable, while keeping the dialogue open and constructive?
Recent developments have strained EU-Russia relations further. Navalny’s poisoning, the unveiling of Russian involvement in a 2014 attack on a Czech munition depot, the blacklisting of EU diplomats by Russia in retaliation for EU sanctions, and the most recent alarming deployment of thousands of Russian troops towards Ukraine all indicate the Kremlin does not seek a constructive dialogue with the EU bloc.