In his exceptional new book Getting Russia Right, Thomas Graham, a former senior US diplomat with a generation’s experience of working in the field of US-Russian relations, analyzes how the relationship developed in the three decades after the end of the Cold War, and why it deteriorated so badly over time. Graham identifies key turning points in the relationship, and the prejudices and blind spots on both sides that prevented leaders from reaching reasonable accommodations. Dr Graham ends his book with suggestions about how even in the disastrous context of the war in Ukraine, there are possibilities to avoid the worst outcomes and restore some modicum of peaceful co-existence and basic co-operation. Anatol Lieven, director of the Eurasia Program at the Quincy Institute, discussed the book with the author.
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