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The U.S.-Russia 'Reset': A Skeptical View

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It has been more than two years since the Barack Obama administration initiated its so-called reset in the United States’ relations with the Russian Federation. Some might argue that it is too early to judge the outcomes of the reset. This view makes some sense, as the long-term effects of the reset have yet to materialize, but this should not prevent us from making a preliminary assessment. Well into the second half of President Obama’s term, and fast approaching the 2012 presidential election, the time is ripe to remind ourselves what the reset is based on and what it has brought about. [...]

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Associate Professor, Department of International Relations
Mechnikov National University, Odessa