EVENT: March 26 event in Washington: “Major Crisis in U.S.-Russia relations and searching for the way out”

Author: us-russia
Comments: 0
EVENT: March 26 event in Washington: “Major Crisis in U.S.-Russia relations and searching for the way out”
Published 26-03-2015, 07:39
Subject: March 26 event in Washington: "Major Crisis in US – Russia relations and searching for the way out”
Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2015 10:38:26 -0400
From: Edward Lozansky <lozansky@gmail.com

Please join the discussion with the leading American foreign policy experts on "Major Crisis in US – Russia relations and searching for the way out” on Thursday, March 26 from 2.30 – 6.30 PM at the Hart Senate Office Building, Room 216,

To register visit www.RussiaHouse.org/wrf.php

Four US administrations have been in power since the collapse of communism and the USSR. It looks like not a single one, however, has developed a truly sound Russia policy. As a result we see the most dangerous level of confrontation not only since the end of Cold War but probably since 1962 Cuban missile crisis

The current crisis in Ukraine which many see as a result of U.S. – Russia geopolitical confrontation underscores once again the urgent necessity of developing a new foreign policy agenda that will benefit both American and Russian long term strategic interests.

President Barack Obama keeps saying that "it’s not a new Cold War but a very specific issue related to Russia’s unwillingness to recognize that Ukraine can chart its own path.” However, as the deterioration of conditions in Ukraine continues we may face not only the return of the new Cold War but even more dangerous scenario.

It is extremely important, therefore, for both Washington and Moscow to rise above the level of mutual finger pointing. From our perspective, U.S. policymakers, spokespersons and public commentators need to recognize that restoring trust, dialogue and mutual respect with the only other major thermonuclear power on the planet is absolutely crucial for our national security and the peace of the world. The US and Russia have fundamentally compatible interests on terrorism, proliferation of WMD, piracy, illegal cyber activity, drug trafficking, climate change, and many other areas.

It may be worth recalling that in the most dangerous periods of the Cold War the risks of military confrontation were defused by the Administrations of Eisenhower, Kennedy and Reagan. It is the time for both Washington and Moscow to negotiate an honorable end of this crisis.

Edward Lozansky, President, American University in Moscow
Professor, National Research Nuclear University
Tel: +1-202-364-0200; Fax: +1-240-554-1650 Moscow office: Tel.+7(495)509-7346

 

Comments: 0
Experts' Panel
Are the U.S. and Russia...
The Sunday, February 24 edition of Russian state television’s...
Are the U.S. and Russia...
Top
popular in the journal
RUSSIAN FEDERATION SITREP 30...

RUSSIAN FEDERATION SITREP 30...

KREMLINOLOGY. I’ve been at this business for a while and one of the things I’ve learned is that "Kremlinology” is a waste of time: speculating about ...
It may be time to follow...

It may be time to follow...

Editor’s note: Dr. Edward Lozansky, was responding to Frank Shatz’ column on Dec. 25. 2019,
ARMAGGEDON, ANYONE?

ARMAGGEDON, ANYONE?

Friends & Colleagues An oddity of our times is the cavalier manner by which analysts of public issues ignore acquired understanding and history.Their motto seems to ...
Can Russia be key in fighting...

Can Russia be key in fighting...

Russia tree planting would represent a benign form of international partnership
Обозреватель Washington Times:...

Обозреватель Washington Times:...

Противникам Трампа эта идея может прийтись не по душе, но Россия и США должны взаимодействовать, чтобы остановить изменение климата, считает обозреватель The Washington ...