Comparative Politics

New Study on US-Russian Relations

Joshua Tucker Sep 16 '11

A new study on US-Russian relations is available and can be “downloaded here”: From the study’s authors:

The Working Group on the Future of U.S.-Russia Relations, a bilateral collective of rising experts from American and Russian institutions, announces the publication of its first joint report: “U.S.-Russia Relations in Post-Soviet Eurasia: Transcending the Zero-Sum Game.” Coauthored by Samuel Charap (Center for American Progress, Washington, D.C.) and Mikhail Troitskiy (Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Russia), it is the first study to examine in detail how the United States’ and Russia’s ties with the countries of post-Soviet Eurasia affect the bilateral relationship.

The authors argue that despite the initial successes of the “reset” in U.S.-Russia relations, disputes relating to post-Soviet Eurasia represent “a ‘landmine’ in U.S.-Russia relations that…could ‘detonate’ at any time and seriously complicate cooperation on other issues.” The study identifies key sources of U.S.-Russia tensions in post-Soviet Eurasia and recommends specific measures to facilitate improvement. The complete text of the report in both English and Russian is accessible on the “Working Group’s website”: