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Here Is What Trump Can Gain from Meeting with Putin
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Here Is What Trump Can Gain from Meeting with Putin

Author Lawrence J. Korb discusses what President Donald Trump could gain following his upcoming summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Given the results of the Singapore summit and President Donald Trump’s laudatory comments about Russian President Vladimir Putin, many people in the United States and around the world are rightly concerned about what agreements Trump might make with the Russian president at their summit in Helsinki. For example, as Yasmeen Serhan of The Atlantic has pointed out, Trump might agree, as he did in Singapore, to cancel U.S.-NATO military exercises on the Russian frontier that Russia opposes, reduce the number of American troops stationed in Germany or legitimize the Russian annexation of Crimea.

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Lawrence J. Korb

Senior Fellow