Aug 20, 2017 5:19am EDT
officials the george w. bush and obama administrations discuss the impact of the new russia sanctions bill signed into law by president trump. this is about one hour and 40 minutes. everyone very much for joining us today. why don't we get started? also wonders, the executive director of the center for national interest. a bigleased to see such group in the middle of august and washington. the traffic led me to think the city was a little bit depopulated but the attendance clearly demonstrates otherwise. we appreciate all of you taking the time to come be with us. i think we will have very interesting conversation today onut the new u.s. sanctions russia. we have a couple of highly experienced speakers who will give us some perspective on that and we are quite grateful to them for taking the time out of their day to be with us. to my right we have dan russell, the president and ceo of the u.s.-russia business council. diplomatformer career who was deputy assistant secretary of state responsible for russia, ukraine, moldova, belarus, and other matters. during the previous administration, th
Aug 14, 2017 5:08pm EDT
, matters.er beebee who is george is director for intelligence the center for the national interest. was career u.s. intelligence professional who russia analysis unit at agency.ral intelligence we will start with dan. i've asked each of dan and about ten peak for minutes. i'm going to come at this from argely a business community perspective because i think george can speak to the other. but i think it's worth spending minute to talk about how we got here and to look back to at the sanctions regime that was put in place by the obama administration through a executive orders. and i think if you look at those sanctions, i mean, there were really two key elements. new.old and one on old element was energy companies, you had a maturity threshold on a u.s. debt limited to 90 days. had prohibition on the delivery of goods, services, technology for the exploration and production of water arctic off shore r projects that had the oil.ntial to produce corporation re -- in of crimea. the design as the white house from the outset was a set flexible,ons that were scaleable, and reversible response.
Aug 14, 2017 12:44pm EDT
area where i would toestexpect the russians exacerbate. >> thank you very much george. thank you dan. before we open up to questions let me do something that i outsethave done at the which is to show all of you this issue of our magazine the national interest. september-october issue. becauseghted especially we have a symposium with a variety of different the u.s.-russia relationship debate. standsould be in news quite soon and some of the oures are already online on website. questions, let me ask each of you as i call on identify yourself for our speakers and also to your hand so that my colleagues with our microphones to find you and ensure that we can all hear your question. open it up. first?e to go sorry, if i can ask you to wait the mic. you sound one of terribly enthusiastic about the sanctions. given pessisms to change behavior the way we would want to change behavior. to me this sounds like a net negative with a huge downside and very little upside. this?e we bothering to do take thatts to that first? >> we probably not the people you should be asking. a follow up question a
Aug 16, 2017 7:41am EDT
officials from the george w. bush and obama administrations talk about recently enacted sanctions and us relations, from the center for the national interests in washington. it runs an hour and 40 minutes. >> thank you very much for joining us, i am paul saunders, executive director, pleased to see such a big group in the middle of august in washington. the traffic led me to think the city was depopulated that it clearly demonstrates otherwise and we appreciate you taking the time to be with us. we have interesting conversation about the new us sanctions on russia, and highly experienced speakers will give us some perspective and quite grateful to them for taking their time to be with us. tomy right, dan russell, the president and ceo of the us russia business council. dan is a former career diplomat, deputy assistant secretary of state responsible for russia, ukraine, belarus, arms control and other matters. during the previous administration, the obama administration, deputy chief at the us embassy in moscow in dan. to the left is george beebe, senior director for -- director for intel