Jun 05 2009
Those interested in American policy toward the Russian Federation may want to investigate the new website “Designing U.S. Policy Toward Russia.” Sponsored by the American Academy of Arts & Sciences with support from the Carnegie Corporation, “Designing U.S. Policy Toward Russia” is part of a larger initiative aimed at “develop[ing] a comprehensive, coherent, and effective policy on U.S.-Russian relations for consideration by the new U.S. administration.”
The website’s primary feature is a “Strategic Assessment” PowerPoint presentation which analyzes Russia’s current (and potential) place within the U.S. foreign policy agenda, challenges facing the countries’ bilateral relationship, and specific recommendations for how to structure and conduct a high-level strategic dialogue. Members of the project’s Steering Committee invite feedback from informed readers and will aim to answer as many questions as possible. (Responses will be posted to the project’s blog available via a link from the project’s main page.)
In addition to the “Strategic Assessment,” the site provides a number of recent reports regarding current thinking about the U.S.-Russian relationship. Additional reports will be made available as they are completed.