US-Russia Relations After the Mueller Report: "Salami Tactics" and Putin's Revisionist Dream

On March 24th, special counsel Robert Mueller released his report that the Trump campaign did not collude with Russia during the 2016 election. Russia is now urging President Trump to reset relations, but will the two countries ever return to a more normalized dynamic? 

Here to provide her insights on US-Russia relations is Dr. Celeste Wallander, President of the U.S.-Russian Foundation and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia/Ukraine/Eurasia (2009-2012). She will discuss Putin’s Revisionist vision, Russia’s micro-aggression in Eastern Europe, the effect of American sanctions, and the possibility of a nuclear escalation among many other topics… 

Dr. Wallander served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Russia/Eurasia on the National Security Council (2013-2017), professor at American University (2009-2013), visiting professor at Georgetown University (2006-2008), Director for Russia/Eurasia at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (2001-2006), Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (2000- 2001), and professor of Government at Harvard (1989-2000). She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Atlantic Council of the United States, and the International Institute for Strategic Studies. 

Dr. Celeste Wallander

Dr. Celeste Wallander

The research and production work for this episode were done by Christina and Robert.