If Putin does not believe in the political future of Trump, the value of the Helsinki meeting in Putin’s eyes should have been quite limited
Vladimir Putin came to Helsinki with much stronger position than Donald Trump did. The Russian leader did not have to worry about a bothersome domestic opposition, a skeptical legislature or a Special Counsel investigating an alleged US interference in ...
Ivan Timofeev, RIAC Director of Programs, on Russiagate, Trump and Putin contacts, expert community and its language. Interview to Picreadi - Creative Diplomacy's Meeting Russia Program.
Ivan Timofeev, RIAC Director of Programs, on Russiagate, Trump and Putin contacts, expert community and its language. Interview to Picreadi - Creative Diplomacy's
Meeting Russia Program
... Putin does not want to help him
The meeting of the Russian and American presidents in Helsinki became a hit of the summer political season, overshadowing even the recent US-North Korean summit. The first full-fledged round of bilateral talks between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump evoked a wide variety of emotions — from bright hopes for restoring the strategic weapons control mechanisms to the panic fears about the future of transatlantic relations.
But nothing really happened in Helsinki — ...
Putin-Trump Summit: Better Late Than Never
It is evident that Vladimir Putin yearns for a meeting with Donald Trump. He has always desired this meeting — since the day Trump had won the presidential election in November of 2016. The Kremlin would have apparently preferred an early summit to take place in spring ...
Reaffirming that a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought, the United States and Russia could agree to specific steps at Helsinki to reduce nuclear risks
Presidents Trump and Putin will finally meet next week in Helsinki for a bilateral summit. Throughout the Cold War, summits between US and Soviet leaders were overwhelmingly welcomed in both countries and the world as an opportunity to reduce tensions. After the Cold War, these meetings became routine. Today, the scheduling of the...
Helsinki has little in common with Singapore. And Russia is vastly different from North Korea. On the international stage, Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-un play in different leagues and by different rules. Nevertheless, the recent U.S.–North Korea summit in Singapore is of some interest in the context of preparations for the meeting between U.S. and Russian leaders on July ...
The history of relations between the United States and Russia demonstrates that there is no substitute for personal contacts between the leaders of the two countries.
Presidents Trump and Putin appear set to hold a summit meeting in July. This will be their third in-person meeting even though both leaders have made statements about how they have a positive working relationship and that they have spoken often by phone.
The U.S. domestic political climate on Russia is especially fraught at present...
A personal meeting between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump is the only thing capable of breaking the vicious cycle in Russia–U.S. relations and launching them towards a state that is acceptable for both sides
Diplomatic experience teaches us that we need to study both the current ...
Are Russia–Japan relations at an impasse and could Shinzo Abe’s latest visit to Russia be called unproductive?
On May 25–26, 2018, Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe made an official visit to Russia. This is Mr. Abe’s 21
meeting with Vladimir Putin, which is truly unprecedented for Russia–Japan relations. On May 25, Prime Minister Abe took part in the plenary session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum together with the presidents of Russia and France; in conjunction ...
... a region critical to Russian security concerns.
The situation was reinforced by Pashinyan’s meeting with the Duma MPs on April 29, which cleared the way for his
eventual victory on May 8
. Notably, after Pashinyan’s election as Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin was
one of the first political leaders to congratulate him
in a phone conversation with Putin
, Pashinyan exchanged greetings with him on the occasion of Victory Day, commemorating the Soviet defeat of Nazi Germany in World War ...