James Collins

United States

Director of the Russia and Eurasia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Previous positions: US Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in the USSR (1996 – 2001) Research interests: Russia and Eurasia, U.S. Foreign Policy, U.S. relations with Russia and CIS countries, Europe, Arms control and Nonproliferation, and Russian Politics and Economy.


The Most Fundamental Interests of Both the United States and Russia Are…
Valdai Club experts are optimistic about Russian-US relations, noting that they are moving forward on major issues and there are no obstacles to progress.