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Choice without a Choice

Variables and constants of Russia–U.S. relations On November 3, the U.S. presidential elections are to take place. Both the USA and the world will be closely monitoring the event. Whatever some may say about “the decline of the U.S.,” America remains the leading global power whose policies and politics largely or sometimes decisively ...

26.10.2020

Russia and the U.S.: Time to Look for Compromises

... process of advancing a healthier global atmosphere The recent Democratic and Republican national conventions did not offer any particular surprises. They merely confirmed the current balance of power in both parties before the November presidential elections. As expected, the Republicans rallied behind the incumbent President Donald Trump, while the Democrats put their faith in former Vice President Joe Biden. Igor Ivanov: The World after START Just like the rest of the world, Moscow has been following ...

01.09.2020

US Will Remain a Difficult Partner

... public - both domestic and foreign. China turned out to be a convenient scapegoat; making Beijing responsible for COVID-19 was like pouring oil on already burning US-China fire. Can we expect a radical shift of the US approach to China after the November elections? Unfortunately, this is not very likely. If Joe Biden replaces Donald Trump in the White House, there will be a clear change in US foreign policy style and rhetoric, but much less in its fundamental goals and aspirations. President Biden might ...

20.07.2020

President Joe Biden and Russia

Relations will continue to be built on the basis of the “lowest common denominator,” which effectively means the continuation of the current course of confrontation There are still more than four months until the U.S. presidential elections, almost an eternity in these uneasy, constantly shifting and unpredictable times. That notwithstanding, many are already looking to what happens at the polling stations on November 3 as perhaps the main intrigue of this year. People across the ...

26.06.2020

Why the Justice Department Dropped Charges Over “Russian Interference”

Ultimately, the prosecution’s case was dead on arrival When Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel dropped indictments against 13 Russian individuals and three companies for using social media “to interfere with the U.S. political system, including the 2016 presidential election,” the American mainstream media class treated this as groundbreaking, indisputable evidence that Russia had indeed meaningfully interfered in the 2016 election. Headline after headline from then on accused Russian trolls of everything...

24.03.2020

Why Should Putin Help Trump?

... presidential race back in 2016. Andrey Kortunov: Trump 2.0: End of the Old Era, but Not the Beginning of a New One Let me put aside an important question about whether the Kremlin can indeed exercise a significant influence on the course of the US elections or even define its outcome. I personally tend to believe that no external player has the resources, the skills, and the infrastructure needed to do that. Maybe, I have a higher opinion on the resilience of US political institutions and procedures ...

25.02.2020

Trump 2.0: End of the Old Era, but Not the Beginning of a New One

... reelection in November are very high, and they continue to grow literally with every passing week. Attempts to impeach the president only united the Republican majority in the Senate. The Democratic Party very clearly demonstrated its unpreparedness for the elections, even at the first primaries in Iowa. And in the international arena, Trump recently managed to conclude an extremely important Phase 1 agreement between the United States and China to resolve bilateral trade disputes. What will Trump’s increasingly ...

11.02.2020

Trump’s Election Manifesto and US Policy Outlook

The US policy towards Russia and Ukraine will remain unchanged if Trump wins in November. Russia will continue to be perceived as a geopolitical adversary with high domestic political toxicity (not that its evaporation is expected), and Ukraine will be instrumental in containing Russia and Europe. On February 5, just hours before Donald Trump’s predictable victory in the Senate impeachment vote, he gave the annual State of the Union address. Valdai Club expert Dmitry Suslov , Deputy Director...

10.02.2020

Where the 2020 Candidates Stand on Russia

... States. Those plans range from healthcare to foreign policy, to green manufacturing — to almost everything in between. When it comes to Russia, the former Harvard professor proposes “strong, targeted penalties on Russia for its attempts to subvert elections” and implementing policies that will help make America’s European allies “energy independent.” This is, of course, consistent with her voting record while in the Senate, where she has voted repeatedly to sanction Russia on virtually ...

27.01.2020

What to Expect in 2020 for Russia–US Relations

... democracy." The problem is — there is not much reason to believe these forecasts of doom and discord will come to fruition. Russia will likely be absent from the 2020 presidential election in the same way it was missing from the 2017 German elections , the 2018 US midterms , and the most recent UK general election. In each instance aforementioned, there was wild speculation that Russia would interfere to tip the ballot box in its favour in the same way it allegedly did so in 2016. And yet ...

27.12.2019
 

Poll conducted

  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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