Biden administration must find ways to both cooperate with and constrain Putin regime, says Stanford scholar

In the first of a two-part Q&A, Stanford political scientist Kathryn Stoner discusses how Biden’s foreign policy in Russia is a departure from the Trump administration.
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When it comes to President Biden’s response to recent events in Russia, the new administration has been swift to act.

In less than a week in office, the Biden administration has demanded that Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny be released from prison and condemned the “harsh tactics” used against his supporters. It has also called for an investigation into the Russia-linked cyberattack on U.S. businesses and federal agencies, sought an extension to the New START nuclear treaty and declared the United States’ support for Ukraine’s sovereignty.

What do these actions reveal about the new direction the Biden administration is taking with Russia?

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