Perspectives on US-Russia Relations, Part II

Short Course

**This course was completed in spring 2021. Contact us via the Inquire now button about current or future similar offerings, or to discuss developing a custom course.**

2020 has provided us with many opportunities to look at the world from varying perspectives, to consider the rise of globalism and its effects, and to evaluate the relationships between countries. In this course, taught in English, we examine the US-Russia relationship in depth.

In this lecture series, we discuss the foreign policy of Russia to understand why US-Russia relations are far less predictable now than even during the Cold war and focus on the primary intent to build partnership and the key factors that led to the degradation of the relationship between the two countries. We look specifically at the trauma of Russia's transition from Communism, and its collective memory of the US involvement in that troubled transition. Other influences on bilateral relations have been conflicting views on energy security, NATO, expansion and President Trump’s “America First” policy.

Note: In Part I* of this course we looked at US-Russia relations through the lenses of history, national behavior, and the media. While helpful, Part I is not a prerequisite to Part II in this series.

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Diplomacy, Geopolitics, History, International Relations