NEWSWATCH: “Reassess and Reassure. A new Trump administration could move Russia away from its anti-Western posture.” – The National Interest/Carnegie Corporation/Andrew Kuchins

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“The first thing … Trump can do is strike a new tone … open, respectful, businesslike and disciplined. He should acknowledge … deep concern at the state of U.S.-Russia relations … and express that his administration views Russia as an essential partner in reducing nuclear risks … fighting #terrorism and bringing more stability to the greater Middle East, and mitigating our mutual vulnerabilities to cyber attacks. Progress on reducing threats to U.S. and global security is not possible without cooperation with Russia … Trump will be personally committed to reopening dialogue and consultations with … #Putin and the Russian government on these challenges as first-order priorities. … Trump can emphasize that any effort to ‘isolate,’ let alone ‘weaken,’ Russia is contrary to U.S. interests and … global security. … On #Ukraine and European security, the new president … should acknowledge … that his administration is prepared to directly engage in diplomatic negotiations either in the Normandy Format or a revised format with Ukraine, Russia and key European allies to find a more comprehensive resolution ….”

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