You are invited to attend an in-person presentation of  “The Moscow Factor” by Eugene Fishel, Distinguished Fellow, Center for Security Policy Studies, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University on Thursday, November 17, 2022, at 3:30 pm, at NDI, followed by a light reception. This presentation is sponsored by U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC).

In 2014, Russia illegally annexed Crimea from Ukraine, bolstered a separatist conflict in the Donbas region, and attacked Ukraine with units of its regular army and special forces. In each instance of Russian aggression, the U.S. response has often been criticized as inadequate, insufficient, or hesitant.

"The Moscow Factor: U.S. Policy toward Sovereign Ukraine and the Kremlin" is a unique study that examines four key Ukraine-related policy decisions across two Republican and two Democratic U.S. administrations.

Author Eugene M. Fishel asks whether, how, and under what circumstances Washington has considered Ukraine’s status as a sovereign nation in its decision-making regarding relations with Moscow.

About the author Eugene Fishel:

Dr. Fishel is a 30-year veteran of the U.S. Department of State, where he has focused on the post-Soviet region. He has also served as Director for Russian, Ukrainian, and Eurasian Affairs at the National Security Council; as Special Advisor to the Vice President (National Security Affairs); and as Assistant National Intelligence Officer for Russia and Eurasia at the National Intelligence Council.

RE: REGISTRATION: Please confirm your attendance for the in-person presentation on Thursday, Nov 17, ASAP by sending an e-mail to Morgan Williams at The meeting is off-the-record.

NOTE:  Attendees will need to show their proof of vaccination and a booster shot at the reception desk on the 8th floor or to wear a mask.

NOTICE:  To buy a Book “The Moscow Factor”

NOTE: A Special Thank You to the National Democratic Institute (NDI) for hosting this event!