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Season 2007 Episode 0720

Why Should the U.S. Care About Russia?

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Why Should the U.S. Care About Russia?
Why Should the U.S. Care About Russia? with discussant's Mikhail V. Margelov and Eugene K. Lawson speaking at the World Affairs Council of Northern California.Despite the recently cool relationship between the United States and Russia, marked by public disagreement between President Bush and President Putin regarding both the War in Iraq and the planned NATO missile defense system, the one area of strong and solid cooperation between the two countries is in the commercial sphere.How important are political issues to the economic relationship between Russia, the US, and the rest of the world? What will Russia's WTO accession mean for U.S. business and how could Russia's integration into the global trading system potentially affect the broader U.S.-Russian relationship?Join the Council to hear a Russian perspective on these issues from a key legislator and close advisor to President Putin, Mikhail Margelov, and a US Business perspective from US-Russia Business Council President and US trade expert, Eugene Lawson - World Affairs Council of Northern Californiamoreless

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