Statecraft Overachievement: Sources of Scares in U.S.-Russian Relations

Statecraft Overachievement: Sources of Scares in U.S.-Russian Relations

Авторы: Троицкий Михаил Алексеевич ЧИТАТЬ PDF
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Troitskiy M. Statecraft Overachievement: Sources of Scares in U.S.-Russian Relations / Mikhail Troitskiy // PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo 619. The George Washington University, October 2019.

Actors in world politics often claim positions in the global pecking order on the basis of their ability to achieve desired outcomes in major areas of interest. Nations that are convinced in the effectiveness of their statecraft become worried if someone else demonstrates a better record of purposeful action. That feeling becomes stronger if the intentions of the actor with an edge in statecraft are perceived as malevolent.



The United States and Russia have a long history of concerns with surprise leaps in each other’s ability to exercise power. The current “scare” phase of presumed ongoing mutual subversion has particularly dire consequences for the bilateral relationship. For example, most negotiations between Washington and Moscow, including those on arms control, are doomed to fail given increased fears of exploitation by an opponent who is believed to be in possession of superior statecraft.

Ключевые слова: United States, Russia, negotiation, statecraft, security.
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