I have recently become interested in the triangle US-Russia-China. For the Chinese-American relationship there are many analyses that provide ostensible patterns of freeze and thaw, such as Lowell Dittmer‘s book China‘s Asia.
I have now started reading on the Russo-American relationship, beginning with Angela Stent‘s The Limits of Partnership. She mentions several post 2000 attempts to reset the relationship, but so far I am unsure whether any of these resulted in relative improvement of the relationship.
Is there any overview of the post-2000 Russia-US relationship highlighting worse and better periods - preferably academic?
From my current perspective (only just starting to learn about this) it seems that everyone mentions the points in time that made the relationship worse, such as:
- 2008, Georgian War
- 2010s upheavals in the Arab world
- 2013, Snowden
- 2014, Crimea annexation
Stent also mentions attempts at resetting the relationship, but I don’t understand (yet) whether any periods of rapprochement/deescalation ever occurred. Except that she clearly mentions a "post-9/11 rapprochement".