Thomas Graham on Overcoming US-Russia Tensions and Deadlock

Thomas Graham, Professor at Yale University and Vice President and Managing Director of Kissinger Associates, explains why the US elections may not influence Russia-US relations as much as many would think, and why it may take years until relations between the two countries normalize and enter a productive path.

The professor also explained why the US views Russia as a declining power in its foreign policy outlook, as well as why the US itself can be viewed as a declining power. With that in mind, Graham outlined how the two powers can cooperate and shape their relations to overcome present issues and enter begin to move effectively address global challenges such as extremism in the Middle East and changes such as the rise of China.