About Russia Initiative
The Foreign Policy Project’s (FPP) Russia Initiative will work to create a more cohesive U.S. strategy towards Russia—one that is designed to better advance U.S. security and economic interests and builds on the two countries’ common interests. Co-chaired by Senator Chuck Robb and Secretary of Commerce Don Evans, the initiative will offer ways to construct an improved bilateral relationship in the energy, business, trade, and investment sectors—areas critical to our collective future.
While the end of the Cold War has not eliminated, or even significantly reduced, the importance of U.S.-Russia relations, the foreign policy and national security landscape is significantly more complex today than it was amid the Cold War’s superpower struggle. Russia remains relevant to many of the key national security challenges the United States faces today, such as: traditional threats from potential Great Power rivals (China); rogue nuclear proliferators (Iran); and unconventional threats from non-state entities (al-Qaeda) and failing states (Yemen, Pakistan). Despite the centrality of U.S.-Russia relations, FPP believes the U.S. has often lacked a coherent strategy to effectively address the Kremlin’s domestic and international policies. One of the goals of this initiative is to advance relations between the two nations, by broadening the dialogue and opening existing channels of communication in both the public and private sectors.
Bipartisan Policy Center Praises U.S. Congress for Passage of H.R. 6156: Legislation Grants Russia Permanent Normal Trade Relations Status and Imposes Human Rights Penalties
PBS NewsHour video: Can U.S., Russia Reduce Their Nuclear Arsenals?
Featuring Foreign Policy Project Advisor Stephen Rademaker
- U.S.-Russia Trade Relations and Human Rights
May 9, 2012
- Putin’s Return: The Political and Commercial Implications for America
March 15, 2012
From BPC’s Blog
- BPC Urges Congress to Graduate Russia from Jackson-Vanik
- Advances in Congress on Russia Trade and Human Rights Bills
- Wide Range of U.S. Industries Stand to Benefit from Russia’s Accession to WTO
- The U.S. Economic Benefits of Russian WTO Membership