From: "Robert Legvold" <email@example.com>
Subject: Rethinking U.S. Policy toward Russia project
Date: April 23, 2009
I am eager for your wide readership to know about a new web site recently established under the auspices of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences project on "Rethinking U.S. Policy toward Russia." There the user will find links to the wide array of reports and essays published in the United States over the last several months devoted to U.S.-Russian relations and the challenges facing the Obama administration as it attempts to put the relationship on a more positive footing. It can be found at: http://www.amacad.org/russiapolicy.aspx
The site also includes Senator John Kerry's recent important speech on U.S. policy toward Russia, delivered at the March 27 Library of Congress event, the first major speech on the subject by a key public figure in some years. In addition to other video and audio material, the site also contains a PowerPoint "strategic assessment" of U.S.-Russian relations that allows the reader to react to its content-to raise questions and to offer alternative views. These, in turn, will be used to stimulate a forum with special participation by members of the American Academy's project's Steering Committee: Deana Arsenian (Carnegie Corporation of New York), Coit Denis Blacker (Stanford University), James F. Collins (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace), Thomas E. Graham (Kissinger Associates), Robert Legvold (Columbia University), Thomas R. Pickering (Hills & Company/The Boeing Company), Eugene Rumer (Institute for National Security Studies), Strobe Talbott (The Brookings Institution), and Angela Stent (Georgetown University).
We invite the readers of Johnson's Russia List to have a look, to participate, and, if they have suggestions for improvement-because the project is meant to foster cooperation across as many lines as possible-to be in touch with Rachel Salzman at the American Academy (firstname.lastname@example.org).