U.S. think tank urges reassessment of relations with Putin's Russia

  • 2006-03-08
  • By Andrew Tully
RFE/RL - A report by a prestigious Washington think tank says the administration of U.S. President George W. Bush should stop regarding Russia as a "strategic partner." The Council on Foreign Relations said that under President Vladimir Putin, Russia has become an increasingly authoritarian state with a foreign policy that sometimes is at odds with the interests of the United States and its allies. The new study recommends that Washington carefully choose issues on which to cooperate with Moscow and on which to oppose it. In early 2001, President Bush said after his first meeting with Putin...
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