Obama in Moscow: What Can He Accomplish?

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Yesterday Presidents Barack Obama and Dmitri Medvedev signed a preliminary agreement to reduce the world's two largest nuclear stockpiles by as much as a third. Today President Obama continued to mend U.S.-Russian relations by meeting with Prime Minister Putin and former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbechev. He also reached out to the Russian people, delivering a speech at the New Economic School in Moscow. Joining The Takeaway to gauge if President Obama has succeeded in rebooting our relationship with Russia isSusan Eisenhower. Granddaughter of President Eisenhower, in her own right she is a leading expert on Russia. Susan Eisenhower is the President of the Eisenhower Group. She also serves as Chairman of the Eisenhower Institute’s Leadership and Public Policy Programs. Susan Eisenhower famously broke from the Republican Party last year to endorse then candidate Barack Obama.

"There is a group of people who are in power today who only dimly remember the Cold War and even the Soviet Union."
— Susan Eisenhower, granddaughter of President Eisenhower, on the U.S. relationship with Russia

Guests:

Susan Eisenhower

Hosted by:

Todd Zwillich

Contributors:

Chelsea Merz

Comments [1]

Charles

Did I miss it, or did John Hockenberry fail to note on the broadcast that Susan Eisenhower, former(?!) Republican had endorsed candidate Obama last year. All I heard on the broadcast were her credentials as a Soviet Affairs expert.
Naturally, John Hockenberry, Todd Zwillich and NPR (Nationalized Progressive Radio) wouldn't want an opposing view on a complicated subject. It's tough enough running an average Obama echo chamber.

Jul. 07 2009 10:50 AM

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