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International Discussion on Prospects for US-Russia Relations after the US Elections

On November 6, 2020, New York-Russia Public Policy Forum held a virtual event on prospects for Russia-the U.S. relations after the U.S. elections On November 6, 2020, New York-Russia Public Policy Forum held a virtual event on prospects for Russia-the U.S. relations after the U.S. elections. The event was co-hosted by the Harriman Institute at Columbia University, New York University ...


Valdai Discussion Club: “Elections in the United States: What to Expect for Russia?”

The discussion focused on the prospects for significant changes in the U.S. foreign policy as a result of the elections, including a course to contain China, tightening policy towards Russia, and relations with key allies in Europe and Asia On November 5, 2020, the Valdai Discussion Club hosted an online expert discussion "Elections in the United States: ...


Political Transformations in Iran: How to Keep up with the Times

... The structures are intended, on the one hand, to order social interactions through established procedures and, on the other, to limit individual choice and political preferences. Iran is unique in that today’s political forms and procedures (holding elections, appointing candidates to offices, etc.) incorporate both the Shia tradition and the imperial legacy. Alexey Khlebnikov: Iran’s Oil Sector under Renewed Sanctions: Adopting to the New Reality Supreme Leader ( rahbar ) vs President . These ...


Focusing on the Bigger Picture

U.S.-Russia Relations Post-Election The Russian media has been overwhelmed by expert (and not so expert) predictions over the past few days about who will win the U.S. presidential elections and how the results will affect U.S.-Russia relations. Both candidates have their fair share of supporters and detractors in Russia. From the outside, it would seem that current President Donald Trump is generally more popular, despite the fact ...


US Elections and Sanctions Against Russia

... presidential election, there is growing interest in what the policy of sanctions against Russia will be if one of the candidates wins. Will they become more stringent if Joe Biden wins? Should we expect an escalation from the Trump administration? Do elections play any role in the policy of sanctions? Igor Ivanov: Choice without a Choice Let's start with the last question. Yes, elections can have a fairly radical effect on sanctions. One example is the change in US approaches to sanctions against ...


Where the 2020 Presidential Candidates Stand on Russia

Just as in 2016, Russia is a topic at the forefront of conversations swirling around this year's election The U.S. presidential election is in its final stretch with only a few days left until American voters decide who and what will map out their destiny for the next four years. Just as it was in 2016, Russia is a topic at the forefront of conversations swirling around this year's election. There have been overly broad discussions about foreign policy during this campaign cycle, but where does...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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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