Policy Memos

Russian-US Relations in the Post Post-Cold War World

Policy Memo:

70

Publication Date:

10-1999

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Other than coining of clever titles and claiming something new, is there any value to asking whether Russian-US relations are entering a post-post-Cold War world? I think so, because we have to understand that we have a different Russia in 1999 and the legacy of nearly a decade of relations, with both positive and very negative effects. Furthermore, it is important to understand what was right in Western policy, what was wrong, and why. This enables us to preserve what remains right, dispense with what was wrong, and focus on policies that address the new situation. [...]

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