Nikolas K. Gvosdev, a contributing editor at the National Interest.
The ball is now in the Kremlin’s court.
It’s time to part with illusions. Otherwise, the United States cannot develop and execute a sustainable policy towards Russia.
Putin is staying—but he is likely to take the initiative to shape both Russia’s domestic politics and its international position to his liking.
Was the 2016 election a bump in the road, or a sign of what’s to come?
This is a dangerous and unstable approach to dealing with Russia: strong rhetoric backed by lukewarm action.
"If this program is enacted, then we should expect the foreign-policy debates of the future to focus not on whether the United States disengages from the rest of the world, but on the terms and limits of that disengagement."
Trump is offering a new deal: American-led globalization with Trumpian characteristics.
Russians—and the world—will wake up on March 19 to find that not much has changed. But the clock counting down towards domestic and international crises will be running.
If the current U.S. policy approach towards Russia fails, might Trump revert to his instincts and seek to cut a deal?
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