‘Resetting’ NATO–Russia Relations: A Realist Appraisal Two Decades after the USSR

  title={‘Resetting’ NATO–Russia Relations: A Realist Appraisal Two Decades after the USSR},
  author={Luca Ratti},
  journal={The Journal of Slavic Military Studies},
  pages={141 - 161}
  • L. Ratti
  • Published 2013
  • Sociology
  • The Journal of Slavic Military Studies
This article provides an analysis of the ‘reset’ policy toward Russia, which was inaugurated in 2008 by the Obama administration and soon embraced by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). It argues that, rather than being prompted by domestic dynamics in the United States, the ‘reset’ was a response to systemic pressures. More specifically, the West's relative decline on the international system, the retrenchment of expeditionary NATO, and the rise of potentially revisionist powers… Expand
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