Putin's Russia Is Not the Soviet Union Reborn
The National Interest -

Ted Galen Carpenter

Security, europete

Thirty years after the end of the Cold War, it's time the foreign policy establishment learned the difference.

Key Point: U.S. foreign policy must catch up with the developments of the past thirty years and reassess its relationship with Russia.

The American public and U.S. policymakers both have an unfortunate tendency to conflate Russia with the Soviet Union. That habit emerged again with the media and political reaction to the Helsinki summit between...

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