September 22, 2015

09/21/2015. Meeting with the representatives of the American research organization the Potomac Foundation

September 21, 2015 the representatives of the American research organization the Potomac Foundation visited the Independent Analytical Center for Geopolitical Studies “BORYSFEN INTEL”.

Vice-President of the Center “BORYSFEN INTEL”, Ph.D. in Military Science, Associate Professor, Lieutenant-General (ret.) Yuriy Radkovets met with Director of Russian programs at the Potomac Foundation, Vice President for Studies Dr. Phillip Petersen.


Dr. Phillip A. Petersen is professional military analyst. He worked in the Defense Intelligence Agency and in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He joined the Potomac Foundation in 1991. He successfully directed Security Policy in the Post-Soviet Republics project and led the Potomac Foundation delegation to Eastern Europe with the aim to promote the membership of these countries in NATO.

Dr. Phillip Petersen is a Member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies and the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies. He has authored some 80 publications on international security issues.

During the meeting, Yuriy Radkovets told about the tasks and directions of the main topics of the “BORYSFEN INTEL’s” researches, about the partners of the Center and the prospects of its operation and development.

Dr. Ph. Petersen spoke about the main areas of work of the Potomac Foundation, informed about the planned workshops and seminars on security issues with the participation of representatives of the countries of Eastern Europe.

During the fruitful discussion, the sides discussed topical issues of military-political situation around Ukraine, in the European region and in the world as a whole. The focus was on the annexation of the Crimea by the Russian Federation and its armed aggression in the East of Ukraine. The main features of the situation, ways to resolve this conflict by peaceful political means were among other topics of the discussion.

Following the meeting, the two sides expressed a mutual interest in cooperation in order to assess the situation around Ukraine, as well as to study the Euro-Atlantic integration and reforming of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.



The Potomac Foundation was founded in 1988; a reputable independent nonprofit research organization with the headquarter in Vienna (Virginia, USA).

The Foundation’s experts are studying the development of the military industrial complex of the post-Soviet countries, National Industrial Competitiveness and China’s Military Rise, the issues of Euro-Atlantic integration of the countries of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. In particular, the Foundation has organized over one thousand training sessions for leaders from those countries, as well as hosted more than a dozen congressional visits to the region.

Dr. Phillip A. Karber is President of the Potomac Foundation since 2012.