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Starr Forum: Fate of the Reset

Participants:

Jeffrey Mankoff, Deputy Director. Russia and Eurasia Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Matthew Ouimet, Senior Analyst, Office of Analysis for Russia and Eurasia, Department of State

Barry Posen, Ford International Professor of Political Science and Director Security Studies Program, MIT

Carol Saivetz, Research Affiliate, Security Studies Program and Lecturer in Political Science

During President Obama’s first term, Russia and the US concluded a new START treaty and cooperated to support NATO actions in Afghanistan, even as they disagreed over events in the Middle East and US plans for missile defense in Europe.  Although newly (re)elected Russian President Vladimir Putin has invited President Obama to Moscow, he consistently blames the United States for domestic unrest and for attempting to undermine Russian allies abroad.  Given the dramatic events around the world—from the upheavals in the Middle East, to North Korean threats to launch new missiles, to the Iranian nuclear question—it is time to explore the fate of the “reset.”  Will Russia and the US be able to build on the successes from President Obama’s first term?  Or will the issues that divide them prevent further cooperation?  Is there a way to build cooperation between Russia and the US? The panelists will address the future of US-Russian relations.  Among the issues to be discussed are the current state of US-Russian relations, the obstacles to cooperation in the Middle East, both countries’ “pivots” toward Asia, and the general state of US strategic thinking.  

This event took place on Feb 14, 2013

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