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Russia-US Relations: Slow Steps with Timid Zigzags

The second Putin —Trump summit should not be a repetition of the first The second full-fledged Russian-American summit meeting is postponed until 2019. It is unlikely to be held in January or February – everything will depend on the still poorly predictable dynamics of the domestic political situation in the United States. Anyway, as the presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov optimistically noted recently, even before the end of the year Trump and Putin could meet on the sidelines of various multilateral...


Post-Helsinki Opportunities for New START and the INF Treaty?

The Helsinki summit may be the beginning of the end for the arms control stalemate The aftermath of the Helsinki Summit on July 16 th was controversial, especially for the American side. However, judging from the statements by the Russian president (and some tweets by his American counterpart), two major arms control treaties were discussed: the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty [ 1 ] and the Treaty on Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms (New...


Andrey Kortunov and Jon Huntsman Discuss Helsinki Summit Outcomes

On July 25, 2018, Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, and Jon Huntsman, U.S. Ambassador to Russia, had a meeting at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. On July 25, 2018, Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, and Jon Huntsman, U.S. Ambassador to Russia, had a meeting at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. The following issues were discussed in the course of the meeting: preliminary results of the Russia-the U.S. summit in Helsinki, promising areas of cooperation between the two countries, the possible role...


Was Putin Not Generous Enough In Helsinki?

If Putin does not believe in the political future of Trump, the value of the Helsinki meeting in Putin’s eyes should have been quite limited Vladimir Putin came to Helsinki with much stronger position than Donald Trump did. The Russian leader did not have to worry about a bothersome domestic opposition, a skeptical legislature or a Special Counsel investigating an alleged US interference in the Russian elections. On top of that, Vladimir Putin has an unquestionable superiority over Donald Trump...


The Helsinki Summit: the Beginning of a Journey

... both Russia and the United States is to avoid incidents involving the two countries’ militaries in Syria and to continue to exchange opinions on the situation in Syria in order to promote compliance with the 2012 Geneva agreements. Andrey Kortunov: Trump-Putin Summit: Who Is in a Fit State? As for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, the fundamental interests of Russia and the United States coincide. At the same time, there are serious disagreements between the countries with regard to ...


Trump, Putin and China

Trump can offer Putin nothing so attractive and so tempting that could put into question the centrality of China for Russia’s foreign policy Imagine a situation. You are a mid-aged successful male after long working hours walking into the next-door bar to have a well-deserved shot of Scotch on the rocks. Suddenly, you see a gorgeous blonde entering the bar and navigating herself to your table. Gee, she is definitely interested in your company! You make an impetuous acquaintance; you buy her a drink...


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