Russia’s Global Influence Strategy: The Case of Syria

On Monday, November 29, the Strauss Center will welcome Dr. Anna Borshchevskaya, senior fellow at The Washington Institute for a talk on how Syria played and will continue to play in Russia’s global influence strategy. Dr. Borshchevskaya will touch on Russia’s overall interests in and approach to the Middle East. This talk will be a part of our Brumley Speaker Series.

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Registration required.  Seating is limited and not guaranteed.

Please note: Format is subject to change as we are continually monitoring health conditions. Masking and social distancing are optional but highly recommended. For those experiencing COVID-19 symptoms prior to the event, please refrain from attending the event. We will maintain a roster of all attendees and will provide the list to UT Health Austin for contact tracing purposes.


Anna Borshchevskaya is a senior fellow at The Washington Institute, focusing on Russia’s policy toward the Middle East. In addition, she is a contributor to Oxford Analytica and a fellow at the European Foundation for Democracy. She was previously with the Atlantic Council and the Peterson Institute for International Economics. A former analyst for a U.S. military contractor in Afghanistan, she has also served as communications director at the American Islamic Congress. Her analysis is published widely in publications such as Foreign AffairsThe HillThe New Criterion, and Middle East Quarterly. She is the author of the upcoming book, Putin’s War in Syria: Russian Foreign Policy and the Price of America’s Absence (I.B. Tauris, November 2021, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing). Until recently, she conducted translation and analysis for the U.S. Army’s Foreign Military Studies Office and its flagship publication, Operational Environment Watch, and wrote a foreign affairs column for Forbes. She is the author of the February 2016 Institute monograph, Russia in the Middle East. She holds a doctorate from George Mason University.

Monday, November 29 at 12:25pm to 1:40pm

SRH 3.122, LBJ School

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