the Bear and the Eagle

U.S.-Russian Security Relations

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...