U.S.-Russia Relations after the ‘Reset’: Building a New Agenda. A View from Russia / March 2011
Russia and the United States have no geopolitical or ideological contradictions. On the contrary, they have every reason to become the partners on a number of international issues, the authors of the report argue. While the countries should continue to cooperate on Iran and Afghanistan, they also need to move beyond these topics, as well as to avoid bogging down in the nuclear arms issue becoming the main, or virtually the sole priority on the agenda. The report outlines the new areas that must be explored within bilateral and, more importantly, multilateral cooperation. The main conclusion of the report “The U.S.-Russian Relations after the ‘Reset’: Building a New Agenda. A View from Russia,” is that the world has changed and Russia and the United States should formulate a new agenda or their relationship will roll back.
Sergei Karaganov, head of the Working Group, the main co-author and executive editor.
Dmitry Suslov, Coordinator of the Working Group and the main co-author.
The Working Group includes:
Pavel Andreyev, Oleg Barabanov, Timofei Bordachev, Maxim Bratersky, Sergei Karaganov, Feodor Lukyanov,Yulia Nikitina, Alexei Pilko, Marsel Salikhov, Nikolai Silayev, Dmitry Suslov, Mikhail Troitsky, and Alexei Fenenko.
The Consultants of the project are:
Sergei Dubinin, Andrei Kolosovsky, Sergey Ryabkov and Yevgeny Savostyanov.
A version preceding the final copy of the Report was discussed at the meeting of the Working Group on the Future of the Russian—U.S. relations of the Valdai Club together with the American colleagues. The meeting was held in the National Research University–Higher School of Economics on December 3—4, 2010.
The American participants in the discussion included:
Timothy Colton, Jeffrey Mankoff, Alexandra Vacroux, Rawi Abdelal, Randall Stone, Henry Hale, Samuel Charap, and Yoshiko Herrera.
Their opinions and comments highly contributed to the Report. One of the final versions of the Report was also discussed at the February meeting of the Advisory Council of the Valdai International Discussion Club. Some criticisms of the Council members were also taken into consideration. Still, responsibility for the final copy of the Report is with its main co-authors only.