February 19, 2014
Wilson: Russia's "Negative Agenda"
"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.