With Russia in the news, David P. Goldman joins Scott to talk about the history of U.S.-Russia relations since the fall of the Soviet Union. He describes the policies supported by neocons at the time, in what ways those policies were effective, and the impact they’ve had on Russian politics to this day. They also discuss the U.S.’s history of supporting foreign regimes, some successful and some not.
Discussed on the show:
- “Trump is right about who’s to blame for bad relations with Russia” (Asia Times)
- Shock therapy
- Kosovo War
- Ariel Sharon
- 2000 Camp David Summit
- Rambouillet Agreement
- “‘We’ll make a pastrami sandwich of them'” (greenleft.org)
- Dreams from my Father
- Sevastopol military base
- Saar status referendum
- “Why Putin hates Hillary” (Politico)
- “WMD just a convenient excuse for war, admits Wolfowitz” (The Independent)
David P. Goldman is an economist, journalist, and author of How Civilizations Die and It’s Not the End of the World, It’s Just the End of You. Read his work at Asia Times, where he is a regular contributor, and follow him on Twitter @DavidPGoldman.
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