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Extending the 'Reset' in U.S.-Russia Relations

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Was the ratification of the New START treaty the one and only sign of the reset between the United States and Russia? What is the direction for their new relationship? Moscow and Washington seem to be moving toward a relationship that embodies pragmatic cooperation, albeit one colored by competition and mutual irritation. In moving forward, the next phase of the reset agenda should shift course from “hard” to “soft,” keeping in mind that forthcoming elections in both countries will place greater attention on their own domestic issues. The challenges of the 21st century are making the United States and Russia more rather than less dependent on each other. [...]

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Professor, Head of the Department of Political Theory
State University of Nizhni Novgorod