‘MTSU On the Record’ examines U.S.-Russia relation...

‘MTSU On the Record’ examines U.S.-Russia relations in Trump era

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With questions continuing to swirl around President Donald Trump’s attitude toward Russian President Vladimir Putin, the future of U.S.-Russia relations in the Trump administration was the focus of a recent edition of the “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

Dr. Andrei Korobkov

Dr. Andrei Korobkov

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Dr. Andrei Korobkov, a professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations, first aired Feb. 14 on WMOT-FM Roots Radio 89.5 and You can listen to their conversation below.

Korobkov’s latest commentary for, an English-language website based in Russia, asserts that Trump seems to want to mimic the foreign policy approach Secretary of State Henry Kissinger took during President Richard Nixon’s administration.

WMOT-new web logo“(Trump) considers international relationships practically on power considerations … and there is not much place there for such things as ideology, moral issues and so on,” said Korobkov. “So he is very close to the Nixon-Kissinger line of the 1970s.”

Korobkov said the difference is that Nixon and Kissinger played up to China to put pressure on Russia, while Trump seems to play up to Russia to put pressure on China.

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