Great Decisions Topic: Russia and the US

Speaker Date: May 20, 2022

Given the ongoing Ukrainian invasion by Russia it is difficult to write a synopsis of the relationship of Russia and the U.S. relations. Other than the ongoing Ukrainian conflict Russia and the U.S have other areas of conflict and yet some possible areas of mutual interest. Arms control, Russian interference in U.S. elections and support of cyberattacks, the fate of opposition politicians in Russia, all continue to be concerning. With the breakdown in relationships between Russia and the U.S. how will the administration in Washington approach these issues?

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Dr. Steve Sabol,
Professor, UNC Charlotte


Steve Sabol Ph D. Associate Professor, Department of History, University of North at Charlotte

Ph. D., Georgia State University
MA, Old Dominion University
BA, History Elon University

Central Asian & Russian History
Nationalism & National Identity
Soviet & Post Soviet Nationalities Policy

Dr. Sabol joined the University of North Carolina in 1997 and is the former editor of Nationalities Papers and First World War Studies. He is the past recipient of Arrell M Gibson Award given annually by the Western Historical Association and author of Russian Colonization and the Genesis of Kazah National Consciousness as well as several other books and papers.