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Turning the Page in Russian-American Relations

Cold War stereotypes prevent the building of a new system of international links On August 9, Russian foreign and defense ministers met their U.S. counterparts in Washington the day after President Obama had cancelled his September visit to Russia. American hawks were triumphant, as were Moscow’s hawks and some like-minded figures in Europe – all rubbing their hands over yet another slip up in the Russia-U.S. relationship. Cold War stereotypes are proving really hard to kill - poisoning...


The world order in 2033: More risks, less predictability

... and solutions. As regards the U.S., let me repeat that the threat comes not only or largely from rivals. The challenge for the U.S. is to adapt itself to the new realities and get on top of the new trends. Photo: Photo: Кussia Direct / AP President Barack Obama and the new geopolitical reality Some experts and historians thought that new economic blocs would emerge - one thinks of Harvard historian Niall Ferguson who advocated the idea of G2, an economic bloc of China and the U.S. What, in your ...


Foreign Policy in President Obama’s Second Term: Understanding the Limits of Leadership

... policy is worthy of particular attention, since the U.S. president is in a position to do much more in this arena, with his executive powers, without having to seek support from a Congress that seems less and less capable. For obvious reasons, although Barack Obama’s first term in office was conditioned by the need to address the more pressing problems on the “home front” (such as the financial system crisis, recession, and unemployment), international crises interfered with the U....


Obama’s Afghan Transition

Leaving Plus Staying President Obama's policy in Afghanistan seems consistent, but it is far from straightforward. The U.S. administration faces a conundrum: it is time to complete the Afghan antiterrorist operation, but peace is not within sight. But the president still has his second term to wind up the mission with minimum losses for the Democratic Party. Strategies and Plans Before Troops Withdrawal Obama’s Afghan policy has not really changed much since his first presidential campaign...


Fyodor Lukyanov: Barack Obama's Reactive Policy

Interview Obama has a pretty good understanding of the modern world. He sees the changes, and knows the world much better than his colleagues and opponents. But he is uncertain of how best to manage things. Therefore, his foreign policy is likely to be reactive and shaped by the endless upcoming issues, such as potentially volatile changes outside the United States. Fyodor Lukyanov , Editor-in-Chief of Russia in Global Politics magazine and member of RIAC . How do you assess the U.S. election campaign...


Dmitri Trenin: Washington Driven by Events

... economic recovery, with Obama becoming the first president to be reelected despite an extremely high unemployment rate. Looking back, how would you assess Obama's first term, his key achievements and failures? Has he really fulfilled his 2008 promises? Barack Obama has taken the appropriate steps to lead the economy out of recession. And he has also tried to deal with a major social problem, the lack of any health insurance for a huge part of the U.S. population. However, Medicare reform, the landmark ...


Statement by the President of the Russian International Affairs Council, Igor Ivanov

The Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) expresses its deep satisfaction with the outcome of the meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Barack Obama, held on June 18 in Los Cabos (Mexico). The joint statement issued following the meeting indicates that the course of further development of Russian-U.S. relations, referred to as the "Reset" in recent years, will be continued. ...


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  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
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