The paper examines the U.S.–Russian standoff, highlighting essential issues and turning points of U.S.–Russia relations in the post-Cold War era. A rapprochement between Moscow and Washington in the 1990s began to evaporate when acute security issues appeared on the global agenda. NATO expansion, the war on terror, political turmoil and conflicts in post-Soviet states as well as geopolitical ambitions of elites have plunged the bilateral relationship into turbulence. The prolonged crisis in U.S.–Russia relations, exacerbated by hostile information campaigns in mass media and mutual accusations of interference in internal and external affairs, has resulted in a degradation of political and diplomatic communication. It makes sense to explore the geopolitical interplay and reasons for escalating tensions between the United States and Russia.
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I would like to express my deep gratitude to distinguished scholars of international relations Philip Seib, Roderic Pitty and Roger Markwick for their valuable advice, insights and comments.
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Orlova, V.V. (2020). U.S.–Russia Relations in the Last 30 Years: From a Rapprochement to a Meltdown. In: Akimov, A., Kazakevitch, G. (eds) 30 Years since the Fall of the Berlin Wall. Palgrave Studies in Economic History. Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-0317-7_6
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