2013 was marked by a number of drawbacks as well as breakthroughs in the ever evolving Russia-U.S. relationship. The progress in the Syrian chemical weapons crisis by the end of 2013 leaves us hopeful that the two nations might be moving closer together on any foreign policy issues which may arise this year.

Read this Brief authored by the Director of the Center for Political-Military Affairs at the Hudson Institute, Dr. Richard Weitz, for a dozen areas of potential progress in the U.S.-Russian relationship to watch for in 2014. These include enhanced business and cultural ties as well as greater cooperation in crucial areas like nuclear nonproliferation and counter-terrorism.