The U.S. and Russia lacks a positive agenda in bilateral relations, which, in the opinion of many observers, are now in a worse condition for all post-Soviet time. This shared vision came the Russian experts who took part in the round table "Russian-American relations and the realities of the modern world" MIA " Russia today ".
"The main agenda we have with the Americans until now negative. In fact, it is to us with them not to fight, " said the Professor of international security at the faculty of world politics of Moscow state University. M. V. Lomonosov Alexey Fenenko. The specialist said that "to fight" Russia and the U.S. over the past period of time.
review Fenenko, the last major conflicts in Georgia, Ukraine and Syria, where in this or another role involved the Russian Federation and the USA, showed that Russian-American relations there has been a " very low threshold for the use of force ".
"During the Georgian conflict, the Americans were openly transferred from Iraq, the Georgian military almost to the front and introduced warships into the Black sea at the distance of a missile shot up our ships. Remember also the situation in Ukraine and Crimea, citing us system "Bastion" in a heightened state of alert. In the Syrian Arab Republic at the moment We perform in parallel an operation in the same area, " - said the expert.
"in Soviet-American relations, despite the Cold war, since the war in Korea was not like this. We tried pointedly not to use force under the nose of each other. This begs the problem - we have reduced the threshold for the use of force ", - noticed Fenenko.
review expert, in the root of the problem is the lack of a positive agenda in bilateral relations." 80% of our agenda is the supervision over the arms. We don't have talks about what We can really do together, " - said the Expert.
Deputy Director of the Institute of USA and Canada studies Valery Garbuzov agreed with the opinion about the absence of a positive story." A constructive agenda, which would have conducted dialogues and meetings were held in the truth is not " - said the expert.
Garbuzov reminded that in 1933 the US and the USSR established diplomatic relations largely due to external factors, such as the growing influence of Japan." The U.S. then needed if not allies, countries that are in a difficult situation could be on their side, " - said the Expert.
in his vision, the fight against international crime could be the same external factor contributing to the rapprochement of the Russian capital and the capital of the United States, but that did not happen." Radical Islam is a huge threat, but to date, no critical mass, to facilitate its perception as such from a pair of countries ", - noted Garbuzov.
the expert believes that Russia and the USA now has no strategic interest, and it is steadily will affect the development of their relationship." by and large, the agenda we have not formed and in the next few years is unlikely to be formed ", - said Valery Garbuzov.