December 12, 2012

Time to Reset the U.S.-Russia Reset

Graham & Trenin, New York Times

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AS President Obama approaches his second term, few foreign policies are more in need of reassessment than his stance toward Russia. Recent events have eroded the promise of the “reset” proclaimed in 2009. Its achievements — the New START Treaty, cooperation on Afghanistan and Iran, Russia’s entry into the World Trade Organization — have faded, replaced by stubborn differences over Syria, Iran and other high-profile issues amid rising, gratuitously antagonistic rhetoric in both capitals.

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TAGGED: Vladimir Putin, Barack Obama, United States, Russia


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