These days in their mutual distrust, Washington and Moscow are so far aparted from each other than ever since the end of the Sovjet Union - the "cold war of words" had left deep marks in their relationship. The public debate agrees on the scapegoats: the overboardening self-confidence of Putin on the one side, Bush's military endeavours for democratization on the other side.
In PRIF-Report No. 82 Between Ground Zero and Square One. How George W. Bush failed on Russia, Hans-Joachim Spanger reveals, that this is an insufficient simplification of reality. In his publication the author analyzes the American-Russian relationship in detail and expresses recommendations for prospective their foreign policy.
This PRIF-Report is a translation of the HSFK-Report 9/2007 Zwischen Ground Zero und Square One. George W. Bush und die Folgen der Simulation amerikanischer Russlandpolitik