Stabilizing U.S.-Russian Relations at Geneva

The Manichean temptation is fairly common in American foreign policy debates, but it has become much stronger in the debate over Russia in just the last decade.

Michael Kimmage and Matthew Rojansky have written a very smart article on U.S.-Russian relations ahead of next week’s Geneva summit between Biden and Putin:

Avoiding war is an excellent pretext for diplomacy. Biden has another important task where Putin is concerned: make Russia boring again. The attendant high stakes cannot be quickly or magically lower…

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