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Episode 72 - The Power of Putin’s Russia
(Part Two)

What measures can be taken to improve U.S.-Russia relations? Professor Timothy Frye continues his conversation about the long tumultuous relationship between the two powerhouse countries including Putin's relationship with Trump & Biden, and whether or not the U.S. should appease or help Putin.


There are ways to improve the relationship between Russia and the United States, but it's going to be a long road. This week Timothy Frye continues his look at the possibilities of joint gains and the mutual benefits of better political relations between the two countries.


Timothy Frye is the Marshall D. Shulman Professor in Political Science at Columbia University and Co-Director of a research laboratory at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow. He worked for the US Information Agency in the Soviet Union in the late 1980s, advised the Russian Securities and Exchange Commission in the 1990s, and directed the Harriman Institute at Columbia from 2009 to 2015. Born in Utica, New York, he earned a BA in Russian Language and Literature from Middlebury College and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University. He is the editor of Post-Soviet Affairs and the author of 4 books. He lives in New York City.

Episode Timestamps:

:30 Next steps to a better US/Russia relationship 

2:31 Putin in Power until 2036? 

7:12 Putin and Hillary Clinton 

9:33 Trump’s Idol: Putin 

11:34 What did Putin have on Trump? 

13:08 Trump’s a Putin Wannabe 

16:55 Putin – Biden Relationship 

23:15 Should the US appease or help Putin? 

28:00 The Path Forward for a Better US/Russia relationship


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