Cover Osteuropa 5/2017

In Osteuropa 5/2017

At an all-time low
USA-Russia relations under Trump and Putin

Hannes Adomeit

Deutsche Fassung


At the beginning of his period in office, Donald Trump announced the start of better relations with Russia. Similar intentions had also been expressed by several US presidents – but without result. Hopes in Moscow that Trump might be prepared to agree to Putin’s demands to the disadvantage of the EU have proven groundless. While Russia may benefit from the chaos surrounding domestic policy in the US and from Trump’s erratic foreign policy, there is no indication that the structural conflict between the US and Russia can be resolved. Moscow also continues to pursue its anti-western confrontation course.

(Osteuropa 5/2017, pp. 115–133)