Dr Nikolaos Lampas
(Adjunct Lecturer in Politics and International Relations,University of Piraeus, Greece)
Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 10 December 2016
Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS).
In the last decade, Russia’s actions showed clear signs of her aspirations to re-assert itself as the major counterpart of the United States. Russia has ‘revamped its military, invaded two neighbouring countries, intervened on behalf of President Assad in Syria, and threatened NATO with nuclear saber-rattling, aerial incursions, and military exercises.’(RAND Corporation, 2016) Particularly since the 2014 invasion of Ukraine the relationship between the United States and Russia resembles that of post-Cold War. ...Read more