The CIA ends aid to Syrian rebels, the U.S. looks at sanctions against Venezuela and Iran, and the shooting of an Australian in Minnesota raises questions on two continents.
What does it mean for the U.S. to have a good relationship with Russia today? Current relations with the country are often viewed as either too cold or too cozy. How will Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s recent meeting with Vladimir Putin and the ongoing investigation into Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election ultimately impact America’s association with Russia? Do both countries benefit from not letting the Cold War thaw out?
- David Sanger National security correspondent, The New York Times; author, "Confront and Conceal: Obama's Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power."
- Hannah Thoburn Research fellow, Hudson Institute, specializing in Russian and Ukrainian politics.
- David Satter Fellow, The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies Johns Hopkins University, and author of "The Less You Know, the Better You Sleep: Russia's Road to Terror and Dictatorship under Yetlsin and Putin."
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