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LMC 2017

Be Careful What You Wish For: is Russia Trumped?

During the US Presidential election campaign Donald Trump offered a radically new approach to American relations with Russia, including the dropping of sanctions, disengagement from Ukraine, disregard for NATO and intensified cooperation against Islamist terrorism. Yet the Trump administration has had a bumpy start, dogged by investigations about collusion with the Kremlin.


Dmitry Suslov
Dmitry Suslov

Deputy Director, Center for Comprehensive European and International Studies, National Research University – High School of Economics, Russia

Thomas Graham
Thomas Graham

Managing Director, Kissinger Associates

Stefan Meister

Head of Program for Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia; Robert Bosch Center for Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia; German Council on Foreign Relations

Anthony Gardner
Anthony Gardner

Former US Ambassador to the EU


Jill Dougherty

Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University

No ‘reset 2.0’ or ‘Grand Bargain’ seems likely. Moreover, Russia has lost the monopoly in geopolitical unpredictability that had allowed it to take the initiative and to reject international rules.

  • What are the prospects now for US-Russia relations?
  • Which areas for cooperation are still open: where will the benefits flow?
  • Who will pay the costs?

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