NEW YORK (Sputnik) — President-elect Donald Trump's proposed departure from the US policy of regime change promises a number of positive developments in US-Russia bilateral relations, National Research University of the Higher School of Economics Deputy Director Dmitry Suslov told Sputnik.
"The continuous support for regime change by the Obama administration was the major reason for Russia to perceive the United States as a threat," Suslov said on Thursday after a panel discussion on Russian foreign policy at Columbia University.
Suslov explained that emerging avenues of cooperation may include joint counterterrorism efforts in the Middle East; a resolution of the crisis in Ukraine as well as fostered compliance with the Minsk agreements.
The event on Thursday at Columbia University was devoted to presentation of a special issue of the Institute for Defense Studies and Analyses journal "Strategic Analysis."
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