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Misremembrance of Things Past: Cooperation between Russia and the US Despite Conflicting Narratives

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Conflict between states or actors belonging to different identity groups is often accompanied by sharply divergent historical narratives about responsibility for past wrongs. In this paper, we present a model for how cooperation can occur, even when states disagree about the past. We consider this model of cooperation with a case study of the current context of U.S.-Russian relations since the Crimea crisis.

Yoshiko M. Herrera is Professor of Political Science at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her work focuses on politics in Russia; social identities and norms; nationalism, xenophobia, and ethnic politics; and constructivist political economy.

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Sponsored by the Center for European Studies at the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs.

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