Streams

U.S.-Russian Relations Since the Fall of the USSR

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during the unveiling ceremony of Pushkin statue at Lotte Hotel Seoul on November 13, 2013 in Seoul, South Korea. (Chung Sung-Jun/Getty)

All eyes are on Russia and its hold on the Crimea. Angela E. Stent discusses U.S.-Russian relations since the Soviet collapse and on the challenges ahead. She served as an adviser on Russia under Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, argues that the same contentious issues—terrorism, missile defense, Iran, nuclear proliferation, Afghanistan, the former Soviet space, the greater Middle East—have been in every president's inbox, Democrat and Republican alike, since the collapse of the USSR. In The Limits of Partnerships: U.S.-Russian Relations in the Twenty-first Century she explores Russia's relationship with the Ukrains, and the future of U.S.-Russian relations.

Guests:

Angela E. Stent

Comments [17]

Ed from Larchmont

Western Christianity, generally speaking, if meaning our culture, has indeed lost our way since 1968 and Humanae Vitae - abortion, birth control, etc., etc.
Funny how at Fatima Our Lady told us to pray for Russia.

Mar. 13 2014 01:44 PM
sanych

Just Google "Jason Gresh" and you will get it.

It is not that links were not posted on these comment boards before...

And some people like to talk about "freedoms we all have in this country".

Mar. 13 2014 01:06 PM
sanych

I have tried again.

It is very funny...

Mar. 13 2014 12:59 PM
sanych

@vlodko

I have posted the link, but the message does not appear.

Interesting...

Mar. 13 2014 12:52 PM
oscar from ny

..and now with this Malaysian's plane missing satan and his followers align their pieces respectively and blindly lead us to the enivitable..these group predecessor of king Herod or pharasees blame this empire's with a vengeance and are bent on destroying so they fuel intrigue and scorn around the world and wait aon aprecised time to absolve their plan for satan has crearly declared war on us and the world and the ppl blindly obey and solve and follow their god..satan now indulges from the weather to our feelings and most privacy of our toughts..his virtue the 7 deadly sins are our values and throuout propaganda destroy our and our children's intellect and sequestered and perverted every leaders mind...we are all at war..the only one that can saves us is the return of jesus and the power of the lord if the universe

Mar. 13 2014 12:48 PM
Al from Bronx

Two suburban housewives are discussing intricacies of the International policies. So typical for NPR.

Mar. 13 2014 12:47 PM
sanych

This is really the question for the guest - who is egging who?

It looks like the US has started and playing this game in many parts of the world. However, Russia is not Iraq.

Mar. 13 2014 12:39 PM

Mr. Sanych,

Can you please give a reference to your "leaked emails".. Thanks.

Mar. 13 2014 12:38 PM

Here's one of the most "objective" and "acurate" writeups on the history of Ukraine from it's infancy up to the current revolution....

http://www.aim.org/special-report/russias-war-on-ukraine/

Mar. 13 2014 12:33 PM

There seems to be confusion about the legality of the current Kiev gov't. even whether it was a coup, due to a parliamentary process that seemingly paved the way or legitimized the transition beforehand. And/or was this what critics said were destabilizing maneuvers by the West?

Mar. 13 2014 12:33 PM
hilts

All of you cheerleading Putin on this site would enjoy a lot less freedom of speech if you were in Russia.

Putin is an autocrat and a thug who has no respect for the freedoms that all of you have in this country and take for granted.

Mar. 13 2014 12:31 PM
sanych

It is not only the law about "regional languages". The nationalists were destroying Russian monuments, were threatening to come to Crimea like they did some years ago.

This is the reason Russians fill very uneasy in new Ukraine.

BTW, it is a known fact that members of Ukrainian parliament were beaten and threatened. And this is the government we support???

Mar. 13 2014 12:26 PM
Sheldon from Brooklyn

While Russia was ruled by a drunkard in Yeltsin in the 90's, the US via NATO - tip-toed all the way up the Russian border.

Putin may be a lot of bad things but he is not an idiot. The West has always had an obsession with having a noose around Russia, even before Soviet times.

Mar. 13 2014 12:18 PM
Ed from Larchmont

Western Christianity, generally speaking, if meaning our culture, has indeed lost our way since 1968 and Humanae Vitae - abortion, birth control, etc., etc.
Funny how at Fatima Our Lady told us to pray for Russia.

Mar. 13 2014 12:17 PM
Ed from Larchmont

The referendum says 'Do you want to join Russia or do you want to be independent of the Ukraine?' Hmm.

Mar. 13 2014 12:07 PM
sanych

The auto correcting keyboard on my Android phone is killing me.

Mar. 13 2014 11:15 AM
sanych

1. I traveled to Moscow 22 years ago, and I remember Russians were very friendly toward Americans.

NATO expansion, bombing of Yugoslavia changed that really fast.

Had Ms. Stent advised Bill Clinton on these policies?

2. There is more and more evidence of American direct involvement in Ukraine, like intercepted phone call between Victoria Nuland and the US ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt. Apparently, the US has spent five billion dollars for a coup in Ukraine.

There are now leaked emails from Assistant Military Attache Jason Gresh to Ukrainian special ops personnel planning a false flag event incriminating Russians in order to justify the involvement by the US troops.

These leaks suggest that from top to bottom the American foreign policy is executed by armatures. Would Ms. Stent care to comment?

Mar. 13 2014 12:48 AM

Leave a Comment

Email addresses are required but never displayed.

Get the WNYC Morning Brief in your inbox.
We'll send you our top 5 stories every day, plus breaking news and weather.