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America’s Failed Russian Revolution: How the Trump Administration Tried, and Failed, to Reset US Thinking About Russia

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8-10
Number of pages3
JournalRussian Analytical Digest
Issue number211
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2017

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For the first quarter century after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the legacies of the Bolshevik and American Revolutions shaped the conversation of American politicians about Russia’s political development. This has been challenged by the campaign and presidency of Donald Trump, which have introduced realist and cultural conservative frameworks into the debate about relations with Russia. Ultimately, however, the compromised character of the Trump presidency and the strong attachment of the political mainstream to the Soviet and American revolutionary models means that any sustained shift in the way that the American political elite thinks about Russia is unlikely.

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