The resumption of the US-Russian strategic dialogue is good news not only for the two countries, but also for the international community at large.
Could Moscow and Washington agree on common approaches to burning regional crises? Are there opportunities for selective engagement in some of these crises? The answer to the first question is mostly negative. With few exceptions - like arguably Yemen or North Korea -, there are fundamental disagreements between Moscow and Washington regarding the origins, the driving forces and the preferable outcomes of regional crises.