Peter Rutland is Professor of government and Campbell Chair for Global Issues and Democratic Thought at Wesleyan University. In 2015 he was a visiting scholar at the ANU Centre for European Studies.
Each month – each week – brings new and alarming developments in US-Russian relations. The only question is: how much worse can things get?
In a world of growing complexity and uncertainty, the Russo-Chinese relationship is not sufficiently robust to serve as a stabilising force.
The idea of a ‘grand bargain’ between the US and Russia has evaporated in recent weeks.