Global Policy Series: US-Russia Relations
From Jeff Layne
Faculty, CSU, Chico History Department
Are the United States and Russia on a collision course leading to another “Cold War”? Dr. Kate Transchel, an expert in the history of Russia – including the former Soviet Union – provides a historical perspective to increasing tension between the two countries in the 21st century. In fact, the subtitle of her talk is “America’s New Cold War?” Dr. Transchel provides background on Russian President Vladimir Putin and describes what she calls Putin’s return to historical patterns in Russian history, many of them going back to Peter the Great in the 18th Century and continuing through Soviet communism. Building on this background, she looks at the increasing tension in U.S.-Russian relations today.
Recorded: September 13, 2016