Russia poses a significant threat to the United States and its allies for which the West is not ready. Its unconventional warfare and information operations pose daunting but not insuperable challenges. The West must act urgently to meet this threat without exaggerating it. The U.S. and its allies need a coherent global approach to meeting and transcending the Russian challenge.
President Trump may meet and discuss specific issues with his Russian counterpart at the upcoming G-20 summit. Looming over U.S.-Russia bilateral ties are larger questions about the type of challenge Russia poses, requirements for American national security, and the right strategic approach for the U.S.