Policy Report | June 29, 2007

Charting a New Course for US - Russia Relations

EWI's policy paper, New Russia, New Ally: A Bilateral Security Agenda Beyond 2008, presents a new agenda for nuclear arms control and military confidence-building.

It also recommends adopting a common policy on reduction of nuclear forces and combating nuclear proliferation. At their recent summit meeting, Presidents Bush and Putin agreed to cooperate on civil nuclear issues and the disposition of strategic nuclear forces. President Putin also noted that the two countries "...are now discussing a possibility of raising our relations to an entirely new level that would involve a very private and very...sensitive dialogue on all issues related to international security."

At their recent summit meeting, Presidents Bush and Putin worked to reverse the deterioration in bilateral relations by moving forward on civil nuclear cooperation and reviving a dialogue on the disposition of strategic nuclear forces. President Putin also noted that the two countries "...are now discussing a possibility of raising our relations to an entirely new level that would involve a very private and very...sensitive dialogue on all issues related to international security."

The approach is consistent with EWI's US-Russia Constructive Agenda Initiative and reflects the recommendations in our new policy paper, "New Russia, New Ally: A Bilateral Security Agenda Beyond 2008."  

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