This week, following President Trump’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Dr. Leon Aron joined Banter to discuss all things Russia—from election hacking to the conflict in Syria. Dr. Aron is a resident scholar and director of Russian studies at AEI, where he studies Russian domestic and foreign policy and US-Russia relations. He is the editor of the 2015 AEI collection of essays, “Putin’s Russia: How it rose, how it is maintained, and how it might end” and the author of two books: Roads to the Temple: Memory, Truth, Ideas and Ideals in the Making of the Russian Revolution, 1987–1991 and Yeltsin: A Revolutionary Life.

Learn More:

Trump Admires Putin, But He Doesn’t Understand Him | Leon Aron | Politico | July 10, 2017.

Putin’s Russia: How it rose, how it is maintained, and how it might end | Leon Aron | AEI | 2015.

Roads to the Temple: Memory, Truth, Ideas and Ideals in the Making of the Russian Revolution, 1987–1991 | Leon Aron | Yale University Press | 2012.

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    That was a wonderful podcast. The dissection of the Trump administrations’ Putin meeting (and post meeting) comments was very interesting and insightful. Thanks for the reminder that there are still serious journalists and scholars.

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    • July 14, 2017 at 7:12 am
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