Director: Robert D. Blackwill, Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy
January 1, 1994 - December 31, 1995
Since the Ukraine crisis began in late 2013, it has become increasingly clear that the United States needs a new course of action to prevent Moscow from damaging American national interests around the world. My work on the topic examines the historical foundations of U.S. policy toward Russia, the impact of Russian domestic issues on its policy evolution, the agenda of President Vladimir Putin, and the effect of regional developments on U.S. policy toward Russia. The project's primary goal is to assess the Obama administration's policies toward Moscow and, as necessary, to enumerate alternative approaches.