A New Agenda for Russia–United States Relations

The project was initially aimed at redefining the current model of strategic cooperation between Russia and the United States. The first leg of the project was focused on the issues related to the ABM Treaty.

Project coordinator

Sergey M. Rogov, director of the RAS Institute for US and Canadian Studies, RAS Full Member



25 march 2017

Igor Ivanov: A Meaningful Dialogue Is Not Possible Without Mutual Respect

On March 24, 2017, Georgetown University hosted the conference “25 Years of US-Russia Relations: From Cold War to New Cold War”. President of RIAC Igor Ivanov pronounced a speech at the conference.

24 march 2017

U.S. Nuclear Warheads' Scary Modernization

U.S. Atomic Scientists have published a report on the ongoing programme to retrofit W76-1/Mk4A warheads of Trident II SLBMs with burst-height compensating super-fuses. The upgrade will significantly improve the missile’s kill ratio as applied to silo-based ICBMs, thus freeing up a considerable portion of the United States’ arsenal for engaging other targets of potential enemies. What should Russia do?

24 march 2017

Igor Ivanov: Russia-U.S. Cooperation: if not today, it will come tomorrow

Igor Ivanov President of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (1998–2004)

On March 24, 2017, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, hosted the presentation of the RIAC and CSIS report "A Roadmap for U.S.-Russia Relations." This project, undertaken during a period of significant tension and distrust in the bilateral relationship, brought together a bi-national group of experts to develop clear and actionable paths forward for U.S.-Russian cooperation in key areas critical to the security and prosperity of both countries. President of RIAC Igor Ivanov pronounced a speech at the event.

23 march 2017

A Roadmap for U.S.-Russia Relations

The CSIS and the Russian International Affairs Council are pleased to present the findings from their forthcoming report, "A Roadmap for U.S.-Russia Relations." The analyses that follow examine prospects for Russia-U.S. cooperation in several crucial regions and fields: economics, energy, the Arctic, Euro-Atlantic security, the Middle East, strategic stability, cybersecurity, and countering terrorism and extremism. They offer concrete, actionable recommendations in each area.

14 march 2017

Immigration Divided the USA

Ilya Kravchenko PhD in political science, RIAC expert

Donald Trump has begun his presidential term in a more active way than his predecessor, Barack Obama, did. He has already issued more than 20 presidential executive orders and memorandums, and all of them are as controversial as the 45th US president is himself. Among them all the executive order “Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements” stands out, which literally divided America.

03 march 2017

Trump’s Philosophy of Economics

Pavel Kanevsky PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and Sociology of Political Processes, Faculty of Sociology, MSU

Donald Trump's election victory was welcomed with enthusiasm in Russia: many people await a reset in Russia-U.S. relations due to the new President’s personality and his commitment to act like a businessman in the system of international relations. Nevertheless, one should ask to what extent the economic realism of the new President might help not so much Russia-U.S. relations, as Russia’s long-term development.

16 february 2017

Pathways to Cooperation. A Menu of Potential U.S.-Russian Cooperative Projects in the Nuclear Sphere

Sam Nunn Co-Chairman of the Nuclear Threat Initiative, Former Democratic US senator

Igor Ivanov President of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (1998–2004)

The U.S.-based Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) and the Moscow-based Center for Energy and Security Studies (CENESS) launched a new joint report on the future of U.S.-Russian nuclear cooperation. The report includes 51 recommendations for mutually beneficial cooperation across five thematic areas: nuclear science, nuclear energy, nuclear safety, nuclear security, and nuclear environmental remediation. If implemented, these projects could result in safer nuclear reactors, stronger defenses against nuclear and radiological terrorism, and cleaner approaches to nuclear environmental remediation.

20 january 2017

Trump and Russia

Igor Ivanov President of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (1998–2004)

Donald Trump is the 45th president of the United States. How could this happen? Politicians, experts, journalists will long be debating this question. But no matter how analysts assess this event, they all agree that American society and the US political system are experiencing serious, even fundamental shifts. The presidential election held in November, 2016 became the starting point of a new era in the American political and public life development.

01 december 2016

Jiri Valenta: Deal-maker Trump Will Likely Choose Persuasion

In the time of international challenges, the collaboration between Russia and US become even more important. Many experts express concerns over Trump policies and his possibility to address key international agenda issues such as protracted conflicts in Syria and Ukraine. In an interview with RIAC Director General Dr. Andrey Kortunov, Dr. Jiri Valenta, CFR member, reflects on what made the victory of Donald Trump possible and shares his perspective on US – Russian rapprochement under President Trump, cooperation on security matters as well as relations between the leaders of Russia and the US.

17 november 2016

The “Trump Doctrine” in NATO

Dmitry Danilov PhD in Economics, Head of the European Security Department RAS Institute of Europe

For the EU, Donald Trump’s ascension to power poses a challenge, although European leaders are not openly talking about it. The EU is seriously concerned not so much about NATO as a forum for a daily political dialogue with the United States as about the future substance of the north-Atlantic alliance’s policy. Trump has warned the EU that “business as usual” is unacceptable. Could a new “Trump Doctrine” emerge with respect to NATO?