MODERATOR: ROBERT TOPLIN
Adjunct professor at the University of Virginia. Published author of 11 historical books. Principal creator of historical dramas for television and a guest commentator on numerous national cable TV networks.
Russian-American diplomacy has been contentious in modern history, and American presidents have found it both useful and necessary to develop a congeniality with Russian leaders. Roosevelt, Reagan, and Trump all attempted to develop interpersonal relationships with their Russian counterparts.
Did those connections serve American and global history? If so, is the Trump/Putin connection any different than the pursuit of his predecessors?
Join Robert Toplin as we examine the risk of ignominious defeat in attempting to form a working relationship with the leaders of the