If Russia eventually reverts to a full-blown autocratic regime, it is not inconceivable that tension and competition once again will define Russian-American relations. At this critical moment in Russia's internal development, American foreign policy makers cannot afford to be disengaged.
Reengaging Russia: A New Agenda
Michael McFaul, a Current History contributing editor, is a Hoover Fellow and associate professor of political science at Stanford University. He is the author, with James Goldgeier, of Power and Purpose: US Policy toward Russia after the Cold War (Brookings, 2003).
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Michael McFaul; Reengaging Russia: A New Agenda. Current History 1 October 2004; 103 (675): 307–313. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2004.103.675.307
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