Managing the U.S.-Russia Standoff


    • U.S.-Russia Insight

    Rethinking the Danger of Escalation: The Russia-NATO Military Balance

    • Aleksandr Khramchikhin
    • January 25, 2018

    The downturn in relations between Russia and the West in the aftermath of the collapse of the Ukrainian government of Viktor Yanukovych in February 2014 and the Crimean referendum to join the Russian Federation has resulted in the worst crisis in East-West relations since before the end of the Cold War.

With the U.S.-Russian relationship badly frayed, what are the biggest risks for escalation, deterioration and miscalculation?  What, if any, opportunities exist for halting a continued downward slide? With an eye toward informing the conversation about key issues in U.S.-Russian relations, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace has commissioned a series of analytical papers by leading U.S., Russian and European experts and practitioners to take a cold-eyed look at these challenges. 

The goal of the “U.S.-Russia Policy Options for the Long Haul” project is to develop ideas that could help manage the U.S.-Russia standoff. The project is sponsored, in part, by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

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