Read about the panelists debating the proposition "Russia Is Becoming Our Enemy Again" in the latest in the Intelligence Squared U.S. series.
SPEAKERS FOR THE MOTION
Claudia Rosett is a journalist-in-residence at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. Drawing on 26 years of experience as a journalist and editor, she reports from Asia, the former Soviet Union, Latin America and the Middle East. Rosett exposed the United Nations oil-for-food scandal and earned the 2005 Eric Breindel Award and the Mightier Pen Award for her work.
Bret Stephens writes "Global View," the weekly foreign affairs column of The Wall Street Journal. He is a member of the Journal's editorial board, where he is primarily responsible for unsigned editorials on foreign policy, as well as a member of the Senior Leadership Team of Dow Jones, the Journal's parent company.
J. Michael Waller holds the Walter and Leonore Annenberg chair in international communication and directs the graduate programs on public diplomacy and political warfare at the Institute of World Politics. He was a founding editor of Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization, published in cooperation with American University and Moscow State University.
AGAINST THE MOTION
Robert Legvold is the Marshall D. Shulman professor in the political science department at Columbia University. He was director of the Harriman Institute, Columbia University, from 1986 to 1992. Before coming to Columbia in 1984, he served for six years as senior fellow and director of the Soviet Studies Project at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Nina Khrushcheva is a senior fellow of the World Policy Institute, where she directs the New Post-Transition Russian Identity project, and professor of media and culture in the graduate program of international affairs at the New School. She is the great-granddaughter of former Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev.
Mark Medish is vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, overseeing the China, Russia and Eurasia programs. Medish served at the White House in the Clinton administration as special assistant to the president and senior director for Russian, Ukrainian and Eurasian Affairs on the National Security Council from 2000-01.
Edward Lucas, one of Britain's veteran observers of Eastern Europe, was a student in communist Poland in 1986 and covered East Germany for the BBC in 1988 and the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia in 1989 for The Independent. In 1998, he began a four-year posting as The Economist's Moscow bureau chief and is now the Central and Eastern Europe correspondent.