Relations between the US and Russia have reached their worst point since the end of the Cold War. The sense of optimism and opportunity that prevailed after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 has given way to a mutual distrust and antagonism that has rippled around the world.

How did things go so wrong?

In this project, the Eurasia Group Foundation speaks to international historians, experts, and policy makers to gain insight into the current state of the US-Russia relationship. We explore how differing perceptions of the past and competing visions of the future have led us to where we are today. We also look at the effects that US-Russia tensions have on key global issues such as nuclear proliferation, counterterrorism, European stability and the geopolitics of the Middle East and Asia.

Most importantly, we ask: where do we go from here?