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
Date Written: November 30, 2010
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
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