Russophobia in America: A Genealogy | Wilson Center
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Russophobia in America: A Genealogy

American political discourse is full of fears of Russian machinations. Russophobia has, in part, fueled reactions to Trump's curious relationship with Russia. Legitimate concerns about Russia's ability to project hard and soft power are often couched in conspiratorial frameworks that inflate Russian capabilities. But what is the history of this fear of Russia in America and when did it emerge? Dr. Sean Guillory discussed how American fears of Russia can muddle our understanding of the country and displace crises in the American body politic.