This thesis introduces the US–Russia relations since the end of the Cold War, with special focus on the period following the Ukraine crisis. The purpose of this thesis is to address the impact of the contemporary crisis in Ukraine on the US-Russia relations. It reveals the hidden mechanism behind the contemporary crisis in Ukraine and identifies the extent by which the Ukraine crisis affects the Obama-Russia’s ‘reset.’ The impact of the crisis on Obama-Russia’s reset is measured by presenting and analyzing the US response to the crisis and the extent to which the US and Russia are cooperating on other issues than that of Ukraine. The result of this thesis indicates that Ukraine crisis did not bring an end to Obama’s ‘reset’ with Russia.
Political Science Department
MA in Political Science
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(2015).US-Russia relations after the crisis in Ukraine [Master's Thesis, the American University in Cairo]. AUC Knowledge Fountain.
Ezzeldin, Mariam. US-Russia relations after the crisis in Ukraine. 2015. American University in Cairo, Master's Thesis. AUC Knowledge Fountain.
Firstly, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to my thesis advisor Dr. Riham Bahi for the continuous support of my research, for her patience, motivation, and immense knowledge. Her guidance helped me in all the time of research and writing of this thesis. I could not have imagined having a better thesis advisor and mentor. Besides my advisor, I would like to thank my thesis committee: Dr. Gamal Soltan and Dr. Javed Maswood for their insightful comments and encouragement, but also for the hard question which incented me to widen my research from various perspectives. Last but not least, I would like to thank my parents for supporting me spiritually throughout writing this thesis and throughout my life in General.