Mistrusting Russia is as American as apple pie. And as news breaks daily of Russia's ties to the Trump campaign, meddling in our recent election, and destabilization of democracies around the globe, that mistrust is growing even stronger.
But how warranted is it? This hour, we look back at the long history of tension between the U.S. and the former Soviet Union, ask how things have changed in recent years and what we can expect in the near future under the leadership of President Trump.
- Alexey Kovalev - Russian journalist and political blogger; author of A Message to my Doomed Colleagues in the American Media
- David Satter - Journalist, expert on Russia and the former Soviet Union and author of The Less You Know, The Better You Sleep: Russia's Road to Terror and Dictatorship under Yeltsin and Putin
- Malcolm Nance - Retired Senior U.S. Navy Officer, media commentator and author of The Plot to Hack America: How Putin’s Cyberspies and WikiLeaks Tried to Steal the 2016 Election
Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.