Brian Taylor
(The Conversation) After U.S. President Donald Trump’s unprecedented performance at a press conferencewith Vladimir Putin at the Helsinki Summit on July 16, Trump was criticized across the political spectrum for apparently siding with Putin rather than the U.S. intelligence community about Russian...
Pavel Baev
(EDM) The summit between Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin in Helsinki last Monday (July 16) continues to generate strong international resonance, despite apparently producing few if any tangible results. In Washington, politicians and experts are at odds about interpreting Trump’s...
PONARS Eurasia
(Point & Counterpoint) The U.S. president probably expected to declare that he had a “very good” meeting with the formidable Vladimir Putin and had achieved what none of his White House predecessors had. Instead, Donald Trump’s performance, particularly at the press conference, inflicted on him...
Eiki Berg
(East European Politics) (Co-authored with Martin Mölder) This article focuses on prominent recent episodes where Russia has put sovereignty, the obligation to refrain (O2R) from using force, and self-determination to the test. Most recently in the Crimean context, we see that Russia’s systematic...
PONARS Eurasia
(The New Yorker) The former C.I.A. operative Jack Devine watched Donald Trump’s performance standing next to Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday, and his first thought was, “There is no way Trump is a Russian agent.” The proof, he told me, was right in front of us. If Trump were truly serving as a...
PONARS Eurasia
(GW) Russia experts and professors at the Elliott School, Robert Orttung and Sufian Zhemukhov, discuss the aftermath of the Helsinki Summit from the U.S. and Russian perspective. Summary Orttung  I was following the build up to the first summit between Trump and Putin quite closely, because I was...
Samuel Greene
(WP) (Co-authored with Graeme Robertson) By rights, Vladimir Putin should be having the time of his life. He recently won a resounding reelection to yet another six-year term, a victory that was apparently genuine enough. He’s hosted a massively successful FIFA World Cup. And he’s reduced the U.S....

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