Some Russia observers say western economic aid and political support for President Boris Yeltsin have failed to help Russia and may even have made things worse. Others say these analysts overestimate the significance of American foreign policy and assistance. A panel talks about U.S. policy toward Russia, and what the year 2000 holds for Russia.


  • John Lloyd Writer formerly with London's Financial Times, author of New York Times Magazine cover story "Who Lost Russia?"
  • Peter Reddaway Professor emeritus of political science at George Washington University and author of works on the Soviet dissident movement and Russian politics.
  • Angela Stent Professor of government and director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies at Georgetown University
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