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U.S.-Russia Relations


Further improvements in the U.S.-Russian relationship would serve the interests of both countries, including by strengthening of Russia’s standing in the world, and would lay the foundation for solutions to such problems as collective security, nuclear nonproliferation, terrorism, energy security, the Iranian nuclear question, and the stabilization of Afghanistan.

  • Eurasia Outlook
    Putin’s Urbi et Orbi
    Dmitri Trenin December 5, 2014

    Vladimir Putin’s annual address to parliament on December 4, 2014 has laid down the Kremlin's medium-term strategy. The next four or five years will be very difficult if not critical for Russia, and the Russians, in Putin’s view, absolutely must meet the challenges and win.

  • Op-Ed
    Russia-NK Opening Sends Message to Region
    Dmitri Trenin December 2, 2014 Global Times

    By reactivating its policy on Pyongyang, Moscow is sending messages to Seoul, Tokyo, Washington, and Beijing, which should be properly understood.

  • Eurasia Outlook
    Russian-American Confrontation in the Age of the Internet
    Pavel Sharikov November 28, 2014

    Recent events in Russian-American relations are often compared with events during the Cold War. There is no doubt that, along with other factors, information will play a key role in the new form of Russian-American confrontation.

  • Event
    Silver Bullet? Asking the Right Questions About Conventional Prompt Global Strike—Presentation of the Russian Edition
    Petr Topychkanov, Eugene Miasnikov, James M. Acton November 19, 2014 Moscow

    As the world powers develop non-nuclear weapons that can strike distant targets in a short period of time (Conventional Prompt Global Strike, or CPGS, weapons), it is important to raise awareness of this issue, while not trying to advocate for or against such weapons.

  • Eurasia Outlook
    Putin’s Valdai Gambit
    Alexei Arbatov November 7, 2014

    Putin’s statements on weapons of mass destruction at the Valdai forum may have been just a tactical move to offset his harsh criticism of the United States. But it may well be an invitation to a serious discussion with Washington.

  • Op-Ed
    West and Russia Now in Permanent Crisis
    Dmitri Trenin November 4, 2014 Global Times 中文

    Ukraine is not a cause, but a symbol of the serious and deepening crisis between the United States with its allies and Russia. As this crisis may become a permanent state, it is time for permanent crisis management.

  • Op-Ed
    Russia’s Great-Power Problem
    Dmitri Trenin October 28, 2014 National Interest Русский

    Russia has territory, resources, and a sizable nuclear arsenal, but it lacks real economic strength. Can it correct this deficiency?

  • Op-Ed
    The Survival Paradigm
    Lilia Shevtsova October 21, 2014 Day

    The war in Ukraine has given Russia a pretext for the military and patriotic consolidation and militarist survival paradigm.

  • Eurasia Outlook
    A Hereditary Disease
    Mikhail Krutikhin October 21, 2014

    The old Soviet “enemies-are-everywhere” mentality frequently leads Russian decision makers to losses and defeat.

  • Eurasia Outlook
    The West Should Not Reject Russia’s Assistance in Afghanistan
    Petr Topychkanov October 14, 2014

    If common sense prevails and the West resumes its cooperation with Russia, the consolidated response to security threats in Afghanistan will be far more effective than the current disjointed efforts by various countries.


Carnegie Experts on U.S.-Russia Relations

  • Dmitri Trenin
    Moscow Center

    Trenin, director of the Carnegie Moscow Center, has been with the center since its inception. He also chairs the research council and the Foreign and Security Policy Program.


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