In recent times, US-Russia relations have deteriorated to what both sides acknowledge is an “all time low.” Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election and Putin’s continued support for the Assad regime in Syria have placed enormous strain on this historically tense and complex relationship.
In one of the first analyses of the evolving Trump-Putin relationship, leading scholar of Russian foreign policy Andrei P. Tsygankov challenges the dominant view that US-Russia relations have entered a new Cold War phase. Russia’s US strategy, he argues, can only be understood in the context of a changing international order. While America strives to preserve its global dominance, Russia-the weaker power-exploits its asymmetric capabilities and relations with non-Western allies to defend and promote its interests, and to avoid yielding to US pressures. Focusing on key areas of conflict and mutual convergence-from European security to China and the Middle East, as well as cyber, nuclear, and energy issues-Tsygankov paints a nuanced and unsentimental picture of two countries whose ties are likely to remain marked by suspicion and conflict for years to come.
Publisher: Newark: Polity Press, 2019 Link (on-site or with a VPN)
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This episode of the Geneva Challenge Podcast answers questions from the participants related to the upcoming submission of their proposals, and explores the theme and the vision of the context more elaborately.
This episode is hosted by the Project Coordinator of the contest, Mukta, where she provides answers to different questions. Which one is on your mind?
(2:38) Question 1: If one of the team members wants to quit and we want to replace them with another member, is it possible? If yes, what’s the procedure?
(5:15) Question 2: How can we get connected with the community? Is there a way to get to know other participants?
(6:36) Question 3: What are the next steps of the Challenge, from where we are today?
(8:52) Question 4: What is the evaluation process? On what basis will the submissions be evaluated?
(11:30) Question 5: What are some key pointers teams should keep in mind while working on their proposals?