Andrew Kuchins on Difficulties in Repairing Russian-US Relations

11.01.2017
Andrew Kuchins, Senior Fellow and Research Professor at the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies (CERES) in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, talks about the consequences of elections in the United States for Russian-US relations.

According to Kuchins, Donald Trump would find it more difficult to mend relations with Russia than Secretary Clinton would have, because his positions on Russia will find few friends in the current US political climate, which has become very hostile to Russia. Kuchins also notes that Russian-US relations are now at their absolute worst since at least 1983, and  hopes that rapprochement could be found in cooperation on Syria have not come to fruition.