UDC 327(73)(470)“2011/2013“
Biblid: 0543-3657, 64 (2013)
Vol. 64, No 1151, pp. 51-66
DOI:

Izvorni naučni rad
Received: 10 Aug 2013
Accepted: 01 Jan 1970

UNITED STATES–RUSSIA RELATIONS IN OBAMA’S SECOND TERM

Trapara Vladimir (Istraživač – saradnik, Institut za međunarodnu politiku i privredu, Beograd), vtrapara@yahoo.com

Obama’s first presidential term was marked by both the beginning of the U.S.-Russian “reset“, and its failure. Since spring 2011, most of the positive outcomes of the “reset“have been annulled including the achieved spirit of cooperation. In Obama’s second term, we are witnessing further worsening in relations between the two powers, which is also accompanied by cold personal relations between the two presidents, Obama and Putin. Prospects for the future are pessimistic, at least until the end of Obama’s term. Nevertheless, we cannot talk of a new Cold War in the sense of the previous confrontation between the two superpowers, but rather of the clash of visions of mutual relations and international order, and yet another failed attempt of the U.S.-Russian rapprochement.

Keywords: United States, Russia, Obama, Putin, reset, cold war, rapprochement