Angela Stent joins Cameron Munter to explore Putin’s foreign policy motives and her latest publication, Putin’s World: Russia Against the West and with the Rest.
"Every U.S. President since the Soviet Collapse has come into office hoping for a reset with Russia," notes Stent, and this objective is complicated by the fact that "we and the Russians have a very different conception of what a productive relationship would look like."
"In theory, it’s certainly possible to work with Russia on select, well-defined issues where we have a common interest. But, I think any idea that we have a broader commonality of interest—I think that’s more questionable."
Stent is director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies and professor of government and foreign service at Georgetown University. She has previously served as National Intelligence Officer for Russia and Eurasia at the National Intelligence Council and is a member of the senior advisory panel for NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander in Europe. She has authored numerous books and articles exploring the political and economic relationship between the United States, Russia and Europe.