Thomas Gramota: NYU Jordan Center
Russia and the United States in the near future is to focus on existing areas of cooperation and try to save it. This was stated by the American political scientist, Director of the consulting firm Kissinger Associates and a former adviser to U.S. President George W. Bush on Russia and Eurasia Thomas Graham at the meeting with Russian journalists, which was attended by the correspondent of”.ru”.
“It is necessary to maintain cooperation in space, the Arctic, the fight against terrorism and the preservation of the regime of nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction,” — said the expert. According to him, only after restoring contacts, you can discuss the settlement of contentious issues of international politics that Russia and the United States could safely compete on the world stage. “In this regard, the sad cancellation of the meeting of the two leaders in Buenos Aires,” complained Graham.
Previously regret in connection with the cancellation of the meeting of Vladimir Putin with U.S. President Donald trump expressed press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov. According to Peskov, the lack of dialogue between the two countries increases the tension on the “pressing issues” in the discussion that the whole world is interested.
It was assumed that the presidents of Russia and the United States will hold talks during the G20 summit, however, trump has canceled a meeting with Putin, citing the incident in the Kerch Strait. In Moscow such a move is explained by domestic political reasons.
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