U.S.-Russia: Pressing 'Reset'

Over the past year, the United States and Russia have been drifting into a hostile relationship, driven by the U.S.

Gwynne Dyer
Published: Wednesday, 03/11/2009 12:00 am EDT

Over the past year, the United States and Russia have been drifting into a hostile relationship, driven by the U.S. decision to install anti-missile defences in eastern Europe, the war in Georgia last August, and the recent fiasco over Russian natural gas supplies to Europe. There was nervous chatter about a new Cold War, but last month U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden said that the Obama administration was going to "press the reset button" in its relations with Russia. Now it has done it.

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