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Listen: Headspace #36—From cold war to hot peace

Michael McFaul and Sameer Rahim examine how US-Russia relations broke down

By Prospect Team  

When Michael McFaul became the United States’ ambassador to Russia in 2012, he didn’t realise what he was letting himself in for. As the architect of Barack Obama’s “Reset,” he thought he’d be welcomed. But instead Vladimir Putin’s cronies orchestrated a campaign of harassment and spread lurid personal allegations about him. McFaul talks to Sameer Rahim about his new book, From Cold War to Hot Peace, which tells of how US-Russia relations broke down and why Putin’s aggressive posture on Crimea and Syria seems to be outfoxing the west. And why on Russia Donald Trump is at loggerheards with his own administration.

Previous episodes of Headspace can be found here

       

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