Professor Tsygankov Comments on U.S.-Russia Relations

Friday, May 22, 2015
RUSSIA BEYOND THE HEADLINES -- Andrei Tsygankov, a professor of International Relations and Political Science at San Francisco State University believes that “the shift doesn’t necessarily mean that Russia and the U.S. have passed the historic low.” “We don’t exactly know what went into the decision’s black box – strategic considerations or politics,” he said. “It may be that the decision reflects Obama’s desire to improve his foreign policy record as a part of his legacy or as a way to preempt a future debate on Russia during the next presidential elections. We may yet remember Obama as the least anti-Russian of all American presidents after the Cold War.”