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Published on: February 25, 2014
Pushing Back or Moving Forward?
Dealing with Russia on Ukraine and Syria

Walter Russell Mead sees a major, zero-sum geopolitical contest unfolding between the United States and Russia over Ukraine and Syria. Washington, he argues, should abandon its policy of seeking better relations and push back against Russia. But on its own, pushing back isn’t enough. America has to strike the right balance.

Thomas Graham was the senior director for Russia on the National Security Council 2004-2007.
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