It's time for a reset for U.S. policy toward Russia. The original Obama reset has now run its course, and President Vladimir Putin has thoroughly dashed all hope of Russia emerging as a partner of the United States and a constructive contributor to a liberal international order. The armed takeover and annexation of Crimea and the threat of further military incursion into eastern Ukraine have established beyond doubt that the United States needs to approach Russia first and foremost as a security challenge.
Secrecy---of the sort that typically shrouds cyber-defense and cyber-attack capabilities and doctrine---complicates the development of international norms. Secrecy makes it difficult to engage in sustained diplomacy about rules. Officials can talk about
Politicians who proclaim eagerness to defend Ukraine from Russia but who are not even thinking of protecting the American people from Russia's nuclear-tipped missiles combine "the unbridled tongue and the unready hand" — Theodore Roosevelt's definition of ultimate stupidity in foreign policy.