US–Russian relations: The middle cannot hold

By Samuel Charap, Jeremy Shapiro | May 3, 2016

The Obama administration has stated its intention to avoid a new Cold War, but it has also demonstrated little interest in addressing the core issue in the dispute, namely the regional order in post-Soviet Europe and Eurasia. This “middle way” policy has failed. In order to head off a new Cold War, the United States should lead the West in a new approach that eases competition over countries like Ukraine.

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