Thursday, August 25, 2016

"The times call for a new relationship, without illusions about what Russia is and where it is headed." - The Sources of Russian Conduct - by Thomas Graham - The National Interest - Reassessment of US-Russia relations

"Today, we need a similar analysis, for we find ourselves at a similar juncture. Two years ago, Russia’s annexation of Crimea and destabilization of eastern Ukraine irreversibly dashed all the assumptions that had guided America’s Russia policy since the demise of the Soviet Union a generation ago. No longer is it possible to maintain that Russia is being integrated, albeit slowly and fitfully, into the West and, for that reason, is a suitable partner for addressing global issues. Moreover, Russia itself is no longer interested in integration, if it ever was. Rather, it presents itself as a unique construct, intent on challenging the U.S.-led world order across a broad front, including hard geopolitical matters like Ukraine, as well as the values that animate Western society... 
The times call for a new relationship, without illusions about what Russia is and where it is headed." 

The Sources of Russian Conduct  - by Thomas Graham The National Interest 


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