Mark Medish, a visiting scholar and senior adviser at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
We live in a complex moment in U.S. Russian relations. Much has a been made of Secretary of State Clinton's mistranslation of the word "reset" as she spoke symbolically at her first meeting with Foreign Minister Lavrov. Even if the Obama administration can make progress on the oldest of all items in the U.S.-Russian agenda Arms control how much further improvement can take place in the relationship? Mark Medish, a visiting scholar and senior advisor at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace describes why the metaphor "reset" might not be the right notion for challenges that are more political and psychological than mechanical.