Ronald Grigor Suny, William H. Sewell Jr. Distinguished University Professor of History, wrote an opinion piece for The Conversation about the current state of relations between the United States and Russia. Reflecting on the historical trajectory of the Cold War and Russian President Vladimir Putin's rhetoric, Suny argues that "Russians wish to be taken seriously," and calls for discussion and negotiation to ease tensions and pursue common interests. Read the full article here.

Ronald Suny is a professor of history and political science at the University of Michigan. He is an expert on nations and nationalism in the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union, and has published extensively on Russian, Soviet, and Armenian history.