Wednesday, March 4, 2009

The Missing Quadrant

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.

To read "The Missing Quadrant" click here.

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