Pulling The U.S.-Russia Relationship Back from the Nuclear Brink
Published by The National Interest
Kingston Reif & Maggie Tennis
This week U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meets in Moscow with his Russian counterpart Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in the first high-level sit down between the Trump administration and Russia since President Donald Trump’s inauguration.
Though the discussion is likely to be dominated by the Syrian government’s use of chemical weapons last week and its aftermath, the two diplomats should seek to lay the groundwork for Presidents Trump and Vladimir Putin to pursue a series of pragmatic near-term steps to reduce the growing danger posed by nuclear weapons.