The Obama administration has been talking about pushing the reset button on our relations with Russia. This partly reflects shock at how Russia has acted recently, and a belief that we can somehow go back to a golden age of relations in the Clinton-Yeltsin era. This is, of course, a myth. To understand why, Cliff Gaddy and I wrote a short note on this that focuses on the missing quadrant. It explains why westerners -- especially US policymakers -- seem to be caught so off guard.
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