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US-Russian Relations after Snowden and Sochi: Reset II or All Downhill?

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
World Affairs Council of Central Illinois
Location
Brookens Auditorium
Date
Feb 24, 2014   7:30 pm  
Speaker
Robert Goeckel
E-Mail
speakerseries@uis.edu
Phone
2172068507
Views
104
Originating Calendar
ECCE Speaker Series Community Calendar

After the tensions of growing authoritarianism and policy disputes between Presidents Putin and Bush over Iraq and Georgia, first-term President Obama sought to "reset" US-Russian relations under President Medvedev. But with the return of Putin as President in 2012 - despite economic problems and a remarkable democracy movement - and the new challenges over Syria and Ukraine, what are the prospects of a Reset II?  As great powers, the US and Russia both confront a foreign policy agenda that is very broad.  On many of these issues, there seems to be limited basis for joint action, but in several areas – non-proliferation, terrorism and Islamic fundamentalism, and energy/trade – there seems to be some mutual interest that might serve to sustain US-Russian cooperation.

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