Russia and U.S. National Interests: Why Should Americans Care?

A Report of the Task Force on Russia and U.S. National Interests

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Overview

As the United States and Russia approach the twentieth anniversary of the collapse of the Soviet Union on December 25, 1991, the Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs (BCSIA) and the Center for the National Interest (CFTNI) have cosponsored the Task Force on Russia and U.S. National Interests. The task force comprises business leaders and former military officers, senior government officials, and diplomats. The group was chaired by Graham Allison, director of Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, and Robert D. Blackwill, Henry A. Kissinger senior fellow for U.S. foreign policy at the Council on Foreign Relations and former deputy national security adviser for strategic planning and U.S. ambassador to India. The project director was Dimitri K. Simes, president and CEO of the Center for the National Interest.

The study makes the case that Russia remains one of the handful of countries in the world that can deeply affect American national interests, demanding constant U.S. attention. The report offers dozens of specific policy prescriptions on key issues that shape the relationship: nuclear weapons and proliferation, arms control, energy security, fighting terrorism, trade and investment, and democratic values.

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Graham Allison Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Robert Blackwill Council on Foreign Relations

Charles Boyd Center for the National Interest

Richard Burt McLarty Associates

James Collins Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

John Deutch Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Richard Falkenrath Chertoff Group

Thomas Graham Kissinger Associates, Inc.

Michael Green Center for Strategic and International Studies

Maurice Greenberg C.V. Starr & Co., Inc.

Fiona Hill Brookings Institution

James Jones

Kenneth Juster Warburg Pincus

Zalmay Khalilzad Khalilzad Associates LLC

Robert Kimmitt WilmerHale

Richard Myers

Sam Nunn Nuclear Threat Initiative

Paul Saunders Center for the National Interest

Dimitri Simes Center for the National Interest

Ashley Tellis Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

J. Robinson West PFC Energy

Dov Zakheim Center for Strategic and International Studies

Philip Zelikow University of Virginia, Corcoran Dept. of History