Abstract

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.

Department

Political Science Department

Degree Name

MA in Political Science

Date of Award

2-1-2015

Online Submission Date

February 2016

First Advisor

Bahi, Riham

Committee Member 1

Soltan, Gamal

Committee Member 2

Maswood, Javed

Document Type

Thesis

Extent

69 p.

Rights

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Comments

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.

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