Appeared in: Volume 7, Number 4
Published on: February 2, 2012
Eurasian Abrasions

Habits, not interests, are behind U.S.-Russian tensions in the post-Soviet space.

Samuel Charap is a Council on Foreign Relations international affairs fellow currently on leave from the Center for American Progress, where he is director for Russia and Eurasia. Mikhail Troitskiy is an adjunct professor at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations. They are co-authors of U.S.-Russia Relations in Post-Soviet Eurasia: Transcending the Zero-Sum Game, published by the Working Group on the Future of U.S.-Russia Relations (

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