Cover Osteuropa 9/2013

In Osteuropa 9/2013

Flaws in the Operating System
Russian-American Relations

Hannes Adomeit

Deutsche Fassung


That the foreign ministers Sergei Lavrov and John Kerry on 14 September 2013 agreed to a six-point plan for the destruction of the Syrian chemical weapons cannot gloss over one thing: relations between Russia and the United States are at a low point. Reasons for this profound alienation are incompatible domestic and foreign policy aims and perceptions of the two governments. The willingness for the restart announced by President Barack Obama after his election is missing.

(Osteuropa 9/2013, pp. 57–78)