US-Russia Summit: Chance Meeting or First Step to Correct Course?

Jun 10, 2021

All eyes are on the US-Russian summit scheduled for mid-June 2021, due to its significance in determining the course of interactions between the two powers in the next three and a half years of Biden's presidency. The following analytical reading reviews the most prominent factors of strategic aggravation and provides a vision of a possible breakthrough in relations between the two poles of the former Cold War in light of changing state priorities in the time of Covid-19 (as most states tend to focus their attention on domestic issues at the expense of foreign policy) along with the implication of China’s rise represented in a potential repositioning within the world order and in the relations between key actors.