The New York Times quotes Brent Scowcroft Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Robert Nurick on prospects for renewed Russian-American cooperation without resolving the ongoing crisis in Ukraine:
Robert Nurick, a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, questioned whether efforts to broaden cooperation with Moscow could be successful without a resolution of the deep disagreements over Ukraine and the distrust it had engendered in Western capitals of Russian intentions in Central Europe and toward NATO.
“There are other issues on the agenda,” Mr. Nurick said. “But Ukraine will and should remain at the center. Without a satisfactory resolution, it is hard to see how we can have much improvement elsewhere.”