The CSIS Russia and Eurasia Program and the EastWest Institute present:

A roundtable discussion with:
Viktor Ivanov
Director, Federal Drug Control Service of the Russian Federation
Moderated by:

Andrew Kuchins
Director and Senior Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Program, CSIS

Jacqueline McLaren Miller
Senior Associate, U.S. Global Engagement, EastWest Institute

Mr. Viktor Ivanov is on an official visit to the United States for the fifth meeting of the Counternarcotics Working Group of the U.S.-Russia Bipartisan Presidential Commission. His presentation at CSIS is a timely discussion on the growing threats posed by the rising narcotics industry. Russia is in the midst of a drug crisis - President Medvedev has called Russia's drug problem a threat to national security and a matter of urgent attention. The United States and Russia have a program of active counternarcotics cooperation, with special focus on the flow of drugs from Afghanistan.

Fresh off meeting with his U.S. counterpart in Chicago, Mr. Ivanov will offer his views on the present scenario in Russia and Eurasia and discuss the goals and challenges of combatting the narcotics industry and their effect on the global financial and economic downturn.

Seating is limited. Please RSVP to REP@csis.org.