Atlantic Council Executive Vice President Damon Wilson is quoted in the Wall Street Journal on Russia's bid for greater influence on the global stage:

"American presidents, understandably for strategic reasons, want to forge a relationship with Russia that goes beyond Cold War paradigms," said Damon Wilson, a former Bush administration official now at the Atlantic Council, a think tank.

"But inevitably, they are dragged back to the reality that they are dealing with an interlocutor that isn't prepared to be a partner in that effort," Mr. Wilson said. 

[...] "If you look at Russian foreign policy it is a negative agenda," said Mr. Wilson of the Atlantic Council.

"The issue is restoring Russian influence by checking American power," Mr. Wilson said.

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