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Walking the Same Road Twice

The much awaited summit between U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev set a new up-beat tempo in relations, and both sides are now looking to the future. But while a clear line has been drawn under the deterioration of relations, which reached their lowest post-Cold war level in August and autumn last year, it is too early to predict an improvement. And the current logic and chemistry of the “reset” could soon result in halting the healing of relations and lead to a new round of mutual irritation, resentment and deterioration, writes Dmirty Suslov.

Reconfiguration, Not Just a Reset

Report for the meeting of the Russian-U.S. section of the Valdai International Discussion Club (Moscow, June 2009). Authors: Sergei Karaganov, Dmitry Suslov, Timofei Bordachev.

How to draw a line under the Cold War

Faced with the daunting new challenges of the global economic crisis, the time has come for the West to re-think its relations with Russia, says Sergei Karaganov. He sets out his plan for an ambitious new collective security agreement

Russia and the U.S.: Reconfiguration, Not only Resetting

Russian-U.S. relations are currently developing in an international environment that stands in dramatic contrast to the Cold War era and the period of transition that followed it.

Oil, Gas & Energy Law Intelligence

A New Energy Charter: Myth or Reality? by A.V. Belyi and S. Nappert

Why a Political Accord is Needed to Make EU‐Russia Energy Relations Work (WP)

Working paper prepared by the expert of CCEIS Andrei V. Belyi

The NEW STRATEGIC UNION Russia and Europe before XXI-st century challenges: possibilities of «the grand deal» the New book of the director of the Center for Comprehensive European and International Studies (CCEIS) (Faculty of Economic and World Politics, SU-HSE) Timofey Bordachev

The Limits of Rational Choice

The unification of Russia with the rest of Europe is a condition for the structural stability of Eurasia that has been unheard of since the time of the Reformation and the appearance of Russia in the European political arena.

Russia Today

On June 25 on The Russia Today TV channel Timofey Bordachyov and Charles Grant discussed the problems of the future relations between Russia and the EU

Think big, Russia and Europe, you both need an energy community

Talks between Russia and Europe are so stymied by mutual suspicion that only a "big deal" can break the deadlock, says Timofei Bordachev. Cooperation over energy is a great opportunity to set bilateral relations on a whole new course.