the Bear and the Eagle

U.S.-Russian Security Relations

Nov 21, 2017 | Naoko Aoki

Experts are divided over whether Russia can play a constructive role in de-escalating tensions over the North Korean nuclear problem. As someone who looks at North Korea, I think Moscow can and should play a role in reducing tensions.  Here is why.

Oct 18, 2017 | Clay Ramsay

President Trump’s refusal to re-certify that the Iran nuclear deal negotiated by the United States, Russia, and other world powers still serves U.S. security interests leaves Russian policymakers with a confounding set of new questions. 

Sep 25, 2017 | Sergey Rogov

Relations between Washington and Moscow are at their lowest point in many decades and have entered what I would call the Cold War 2.0. Objectively, there is no reason for a new Cold War: There is no ideological confrontation between communism and democracy and no global competition between economic and political systems. Yet, the relationship between Russia and the United States continues to deteriorate and become more and more dangerous.

Sep 22, 2017 | Nancy Gallagher

Those who care about U.S.-Russian security cooperation have been forced since the early 2000s to keep finding fresh ways to describe each downward step. Relations have repeatedly hit “their lowest point since the end of the Cold War.” A recent Washington Post op-ed opened with the vivid image of U.S.-Russian relations being “deep in a ditch.” 

The most recent round in the downward spiral began last year, when the Obama administration responded to strong evidence of Russian interference...