Russia: Why Does Moscow’s Perennial Quest for Recognition Go Nowhere?

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov meets with US President Donald Trump on May 10. Lavrov’s haughty and mocking behavior surrounding the Oval Office visit represented a major misstep for Moscow and exemplified how Russia’s insecurity has driven it to go about trying to gain parity with Western powers in all the wrong ways. (Photo: Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

The rise of Donald Trump’s administration in the United States was supposed to be a boon for Russia. Instead, it has become a source of profound disappointment for the Kremlin.
 

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Igor Torbakov is Senior Fellow at Uppsala University and at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs in Stockholm, Sweden.

Russia: Why Does Moscow’s Perennial Quest for Recognition Go Nowhere?

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