Chilly relations between the U.S. and Russia have been a hot topic for some time now. And any expectation that the election of Donald Trump would lead to some sort of reboot between the White House and Kremlin has been replaced by pessimism. In fact, the question now seems to be whether or not U.S.-Russia relations are at an all-time low and even worse now than during the Cold War. Kennan Institute Fellow Igor Zevelev provides analysis in this edition of Wilson Center NOW.
Igor Zevelev is a Fellow with the Wilson Center’s Kennan Institute and is a former Director of the MacArthur Foundation’s Moscow office. He holds a Doctor of Sciences degree in political science from the Institute of International Relations and World Economy (IMEMO) in Moscow, where he served as Head of Department. He has also held visiting professorships at the University of Washington, the University of California at Berkeley, Macalester College, and was Professor of Russian Studies at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Germany in 2000-2005. Zevelev served as Washington Bureau Chief for the RIA Novosti News and Information Agency in 2005-2008, and is the author of five books and numerous articles.
John Milewski is the executive producer and managing editor of Wilson Center NOW and also serves as director of Wilson Center ON DEMAND digital programming. Previously he served as host and producer of Dialogue at the Wilson Center and Close Up on C-SPAN. He also teaches a course on politics and media for Penn State’s Washington Program.