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Folio Forum: The Perilous Quest for a New Relationship with Russia
Folio Forum: The Perilous Quest for a New Relationship with Russia
9/26/20181:28:58

Amid all the dramatics about Trump's relationship with Putin and the oligarchs, there is an important underlying story: America's search for a new geopolitical relationship with Russia. How did U.S.-Russian relations become so poisonous? Can they be repaired anytime soon? What is Trump's gambit and is he Putin's poodle? Have we entered a new kind of Cold War? Trump has clumsily put many of these issues, such as NATO's role, on the table, but is there any strategy or opportunity behind the overturned apple cart? To discuss aspects of this saga, Folio assembled a panel of knowledgeable local experts and reporters with varied viewpoints on this critical moment in international relations.

Speakers & panelists:
Robert W. Merry, journalist and historian
Mort Kondracke, journalist and author
David Brewster, Seattle Athenaeum, Moderator
Scott Radnitz, UW's Jackson School
Lara Iglitzin, Henry M. Jackson Foundation
Bill Buzenberg, former editor at NPR

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