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The Developing United States-Russia Relationship

A New Cold War On The Horizon?

October 2021, Number 11.04

“Amid ongoing tense relations between the United States and Russia, a telephone conversation took place on April 13, 2021, between U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin. The two leaders discussed several regional and global issues and a number of strategic issues, including arms control and security, such as the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START). Biden clarified that the U.S. will work intensively to protect its national interests in response to Russian actions, such as cyberattacks and election interference. He also underscored the unwavering U.S. commitment to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, voiced concern over the sudden increase of Russian military forces in occupied Crimea and on Ukraine’s eastern borders, and called on Russia to de escalate tensions. “President Biden reaffirmed his commitment to a stable and predictable relationship with Russia in the interests of the United States and offered to meet in a third country in the coming months to discuss the full range of issues facing the United States and Russia,” the White House said in a statement.

In addition, during an interview on March 16 with ABC News, Biden criticized Russian interference in the 2020 U.S. elections. He also noted that “there are areas where working together is in our common interest,” referencing the possibility of a new START treaty. The president’s comments were...”

Excerpt from Nika Chitadze, “A New Cold War On The Horizon,” per Concordiam: Journal of European Security Defense Issues 11, No. 4, 2021: 34-39.

Dr. Nika Chitadze is a specialist in geopolitics, world politics, human geography and strategic affairs. He is currently a professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the International Black Sea University, director of the Center of International Studies and president of the Marshall Center Alumni Union, Georgia – International and Security Research Center.

This article reflects the views of the author and are not necessarily the official policy of the United States, Germany, or any other governments.