Are U.S., Russia Diplomatic "Reset" Efforts Working?

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The U.S.-Russian reset in bilateral relations occurred three years ago, but a lot has changed since then.
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Speaking on Fox News Happening Now, Carnegie’s Matt Rojansky examined the U.S.-Russian reset in bilateral relations, three years on.

  • U.S. –Russia “Reset”: “The reset is something to think about as having passed three years ago ... the reality is that there is a lot of water under the bridge now, and you don’t get to hit the reset button too many times,” Rojansky said. “I think Vladimir Putin has come to the table today with a much more skeptical opinion of Obama than he had three years ago, he does not feel that this is a guy whose intentions he can necessarily trust, he thinks back to the battle days of the relationship, which he basically thinks is the dominant theme.”
  • Cooperation: Despite the currently strained relations between the two countries, Rojansky stressed the necessity of cooperation. “We are still cooperating on a lot of important issues. Cooperation tends to be most effective when it is below the radar, on such issues as intelligence sharing, counter-terrorism operations, counter-narcotics operations,” he explained. “The cooperation has got to continue, we have some serious differences, but we have to compartmentalize our issues,” Rojansky added.

This broadcast originally appeared in Fox News Happening Now.

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