Reversing Field: A Ukraine-Russia Relationship America Can Love

The American Interest, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 37-42, November-December 2010

6 Pages Posted: 5 Nov 2011  

Nicolai N. Petro

University of Rhode Island

Date Written: November 30, 2010

Abstract

Relations with Ukraine need not involve a zero-sum game between the United States and Russia. What the U.S. and West European governments need to learn from the latest election is that Ukrainians simply do not wish to join the West at the expense of a good relationship with Russia, and that such a posture is entirely consistent with both democratic politics and Ukrainian sovereignty.

Keywords: Viktor Yushchenko, Viktor Yanukovych, Ukraine, Russia, Russian foreign policy, U.S. foreign policy

Suggested Citation

Petro, Nicolai N., Reversing Field: A Ukraine-Russia Relationship America Can Love (November 30, 2010). The American Interest, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 37-42, November-December 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1955213

Nicolai N. Petro (Contact Author)

University of Rhode Island ( email )

Political Science Department
Washburn Hall
Kingston, RI 02881
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.npetro.net

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