In the spring of 1999, when U.S.Russian relations had reached one of the lowest points in the post-Soviet period, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy in Russia launched parallel working groups in Washington and Moscow. U.S.Russian Relations at the Turn of the Century, the final report from those meetings, provides analyses and guidelines for improving troubled relations between the two superpowers. Calling for renewed broad engagement and for rebuilding the relationship on a more realistic basis, this work sets key points in the agenda as policy makers and the two countries face new political leadership.

Praise for this publication

“These reports highlight the U.S. stakes in Russia and in a healthy outcome to Russia's difficult transition. In this connection, they underscore the importance of reversing the growing estrangement between Washington and Moscow and getting the relationship back on track.”
—Lt. General (Ret.) Brent Scowcroft, Former National Security Advisor to President George Bush

“These parallel reports from Washington and Moscow provide a valuable and unique opportunity to compare the views of leading American and Russian experts and former officials on the troubled state of U.S.-Russian relations and their prescriptions for starting to repair them.”
—Richard G. Lugar, United States Senator

“These parallel reports on the troubled U.S.-Russian relationship by leading American and Russian policy analysts and former senior officials underscore the continuing importance of Russia to U.S. security and the link between protecting vital American strategic nuclear and non-proliferation interests and maintaining a healthy overall relationship with Russia. The recommendations in these reports could help us avoid a U.S.-Russian arms control train wreck and break the impasse on START-3 and ABM Treaty modification.”
—Sam Nunn, Partner, King & Spalding former U.S. Senator