ReConsidering Russia Pt 4: The Putin Trump Relationship

AKA, "The Bromance of the Bad Hombres"

In this episode we interview Prof. Stephen Sestanovich, a Colombia professor, think tank big wig, and prolific writer. Formerly ambassador-at-large and special advisor to Madeleine Albright. 

Prof. Stestanovich puts the Putin-Trump relationship in context by warming us up with understanding the evolving US/Russia Presidential relationship since the end of the Cold War. Strap in for this info-packed episode!

About Prof. Stestanovich

Today’s guest is Stephen Sestanovich, the George F Kennan Senior Fellow for Russian and Eurasian Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is the Kathryn and Shelby Collum Davis Professor at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. He has been a senior senatorial legislative assistance, policy planner at the Department of State during the Reagan Administration, and senior director for policy development at the US National Security Council. He served as ambassador-at-large and special advisor to the secretary of state for the new independent states of the former Soviet Union under Madeleine Albright. He’s the author of Maximalist - America in the World from Truman to Obama.” You’ll find his name all over contemporary journalism. He got his Bachelors from Cornell and his PhD in government from Harvard.

Further Reading

  • Yeltsin's Attack on Parliament

  • The Orange Revolution

  • The Crimea Invasion

  • The Maidan Revolution