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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 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.

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    A Hereditary Disease
    Mikhail Krutikhin October 21, 2014

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

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    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.

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    Israeli-Russian Relations: An Interesting Dynamic
    Eugene Satanovsky September 23, 2014

    Israel will maintain its relations with the United States and the European Union, but it will also continue to develop its relations with Russia.

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    Worse Than the Cold War
    Alexei Arbatov September 16, 2014

    The growing hostility between the Russian and American societies accompanies the tensions in state bilateral relations.

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    Russia and China: “Together Like Teeth and Lips”
    Yury Tavrovsky September 8, 2014

    Western sanctions against Russia are driving the Kremlin toward closer economic, political, and potentially military alignment with China.

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    Perception as Policy
    Isaac Webb September 7, 2014

    With tensions running high and diplomacy struggling to find a way out of the Ukraine crisis, inflammatory rhetoric violates the first rule of foreign policy: do no harm.

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    Past Lessons and New Challenges
    Eugene Rumer September 1, 2014

    Europe’s and the United States’ principal challenge for the coming years is to develop a new strategy for dealing with Russia. This strategy will have to be built on a realistic understanding of Russia as it is, rather than on what the West would like it to be and hopes it will one day become.

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    John Mroz, a Public Diplomat (1948-2014)
    Dmitri Trenin August 26, 2014

    John Mroz, who died earlier this month, was the founder of the EastWest Institute, a novel concept of a “think and do tank” which sought to organize Track 2 and Track 1.5 discussions across the Cold War divide. Mroz has departed precisely at the moment when the need for his services has peaked again.

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    Missile Seasoning Spices Up the Ukrainian Dish
    Alexei Arbatov August 19, 2014

    The tensions between Russia and the West heightened over the issues of compliance with the INF treaty. In this case, it would not be prudent for Russia to seriously compromise its long-term security yet again while pursuing tactical goals or relying on superficial arguments.


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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