CFR: The Candidates on U.S.-Russia Relations

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A 2009 "reset" helped improve relations between Russia and the United States, but there still exists a divide over a variety of issues, particularly a U.S. missile defense shield in Europe. Russia is wary of any potential U.S. military action (Reuters) against Iran, and has also blocked the UN Security Council (BBC) from voting on a draft resolution calling for a transfer of power in Syria, a resolution the United States strongly supports. Vladimir Putin's return to the presidency in 2012 (Reuters) could undermine some of the advances in relations made in conjunction with former President Dmitry Medvedev, who is known for less nationalistic rhetoric.


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