The Schlangenbad Talks (“Schlangenbader Gespräche”) are a series of German-Russian bilateral conferences that address current issues in foreign policy and security. This annual gathering of around 50 high-ranking participants from government, the military, the private sector and journalism has been held since 1998.
The Schlangenbad Talks are jointly organized by PRIF (under the leadership of Dr. Hans-Joachim Spanger) and the Moscow office of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation. Additional support is drawn from our cooperation partners, the Moscow office of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO). Past cooperation partners have included: the Council for Foreign and Defense Policy (SVOP), the Moscow State Institute for International Relations (MGIMO) and the Unity for Russia Foundation.
For further information on upcoming or past talks, including programs, lists of participants and conference reports, please visit the Schlagenbad Talks Homepage and follow the corresponding links (available in German and Russian only).
Topics of past Schlangenbad Talks:
|2016||Germany and Russia: a new "Reset"?|
|The End of the European Home: What’s next?|
|2014||Russia, Europe and the West: the New Schism|
|2013||Crisis: Global Change and its Bilateral Consequences|
|2012||The European Union and Russia between Stability and Progress|
|2011||Beyond Noble Intentions: Russia, the West and the Challenges of Sustainability|
|2010||Opportunities for Cooperation Renewed: Russia and the West after the "Reset"|
|2009||Crisis and Decision: the International Order on Trial|
|2008||Multipolarism, Systemic Challenges and a new Era of Confrontation?|
|2007||Strategic Partnership Between Interlocking and Demarcation|
|2006||Bilateralism versus Multilateralism? Prospects and Limits of a German-Russian "Sonderweg"|
|2005||"The German-Russian Relations Have Hardly Ever Been as Good as they Are now." Are they at a crossroads?|
|2004||Carry on? Strategic Partnership between Security and Democracy|
|2003||Politics of Hegemony - Hegemony of Politics? The New International Order|
|2002||The End of Transition? Russia's Place in the New International Order|
|2001||Strategic Partnership - Second Attempt|
|2000||Europe in Search of a Political Order: Integration or Multipolarity|
|1999||Russia and Joint Crisis Management|
|1998||The Founding Act between NATO and the Russian Federation - one Year After|
Thema: Die liberale Weltordnung und ihre Herausforderer, 27. bis 29. April 2017, Jagdschloss Kranichstein