Host: American Enterprise Institute. U.S.-Russian relations are in bad shape. From the democratization and foreign policy orientation of the post-Soviet states to missile defense and energy and pipeline politics, more often than not Washington and Moscow find themselves on opposite sides. The Kremlin is blaming the United States for Georgia’s reckless attempt to reclaim South Ossetia, and the universal condemnation by America and its allies of Russia’s invasion of Georgia has brought the relationship to its lowest point since the end of the Cold War.
Will there be opportunities for better relations between the Kremlin leadership and the incoming U.S. administration? Which divisive strategic issues might be more amenable to solution? Since the thorniest U.S.-Russian problems involve other countries in Eastern and Central Europe and Eurasia, as well as international organizations like NATO, the European Union, and the World Trade Organization, could a multilateral approach lessen the tensions between the United States and Russia? These and other questions will be discussed at this AEI event by experts, policymakers, and government advisers from the United States, Russia, East and Central Europe, and Eurasia.
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