Evaluating the Reset: Is It Time for a Pause?

July 07, 2011

Testimony
Testimony by CFR fellows and experts before Congress.

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Stephen Sestanovich testifies before the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee that, though the U.S. and Russia restored broadly cooperative ties after 2008, the relationship is marked by lingering frustration and even friction.

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