July 2017

Breaking the U.S.-Russia Impasse: Keeping the Door Open to Dialogue

By Hall Gardner, Professor and Co-Chair of the International and Comparative Politics Department of the American University of Pari

Relations between the U.S. and Russia appear to be almost at the point of no return 1. Whether justified or not, each side has accused the other of interfering in their respective election processes. Moscow has accused the United States of backing protests that opposed the results of Russia's parliamentary elections in 2011, and of directly interfering in the Russian presidential elections in March 2012 that brought Vladimir Putin to power. Washington has also accused Moscow of interfering in the November 2016 presidential elections that brought Donald Trump to power.