Welcome back to the Hopkins Podcast on Foreign Affairs, the entirely student-run podcast out of Johns Hopkins University. The U.S. – Russia relationship is at a near thirty year low. From the Russian annexation of Crimea, to covert poisonings authorized by the Kremlin abroad, interference in democratic elections, and most recently, a massive cyber espionage campaign against the United States, Russia under Vladimir Putin has become an increasingly dangerous threat to US foreign policy interests, and the risk of escalating conflict is high. In this episode of POFA, we tackle this issue with Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman.
00:00 – 20:00: Our conversation begins with a discussion on Vindman’s most recent article in Foreign Affairs, in which he discusses the importance of convening a summit of Democracies to fight back against the rise of authoritarian leaders and states.
21:00 – 46:00 We then dive in to Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014, the U.S. – Russia relationship since, and how Vindman believes we should approach U.S – Russia relations moving forward.
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