Letters and Politics

A History of US-Russian Negotiations & 12 Indictments on Russian Intelligence Officers

An examination of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s indictments against 12 Russian intelligence officers over the 2016 election.

Guest: William Yeomans,  Ronald Goldfarb Fellow at the Alliance for Justice and Lecturer at Columbia Law School.  Previously, he served 26 years at the U.S. Department of Justice, including time as head of the Civil Rights Division.  He also spent 3 years as Sen. Edward Kennedy’s chief counsel on the Senate Judiciary Committee.


Former leader of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev once proposed to US President Ronald Reagan to eliminate all nuclear weapons.  We’ll talk about this and the history of US/Russian negotiations with Svetlana Savranskaya.

Guest: Svetlana Savranskaya, Senior Fellow, National Security Archive, The George Washington University and co-author of the book The Last Superpower Summits: Gorbachev, Reagan, and Bush: Conversations that Ended the Cold War.

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