The Interpreter and The Daily Beast have partnered to write a four-part series on the alleged ties between Donald Trump, and his campaign staff, and Russia.
In part one, The Interpreter’s editor-if-chief Michael Weiss looks at the way Trump has refashioned Ronald Reagan’s Republican Party, largely out of his own conviction, into a helpmeet of the Kremlin, rejecting decades of policy set forth by both the U.S. government and the GOP:
When Donald Trump Was More Anti-NATO Than Vladimir Putin
Russian Dressing This is the first of a series of articles examining all facets of Donald Trump's alleged ties or political sympathies with the Russian government. In this installment, Daily Beast Senior Editor Michael Weiss looks at the way Trump has refashioned Ronald Reagan's Republican Party, largely out of his own conviction, into a helpmeet of the Kremlin.
Donald Trump's Unrequited Love for Vladimir Putin
Donald Trump's oft-stated admiration for Russian President Vladimir Putin isn't just about macho admiration or authoritarian envy. It's more in the spirit of a locker-room rivalry, a matter of camaraderie and competition-and to some extent deterrence. Searching for an analogy, one thinks of the way Russia-friendly U.S.
Trump's Russia Towers: He Just Can't Get Them Up
LET'S MAKE A DEAL This is the third in our series of articles laying out all you ever wanted to know about Trump and Russia, but were afraid to ask. Read parts one, two, and four.
Trump and Russia: All the Mogul's Men
Follow the Money This is the fourth and last in our series of articles laying out all you ever wanted to know about Trump and Russia, but were afraid to ask. Between the summer of 2015 and the GOP convention a year later, a great many pundits were surprised by the rise of Donald Trump.
Still, Trump has routinely done business and associated himself with wealthy Russians who are hurt by Western sanctions against their motherland. Trump’s staffers have shown pro-Russian attitudes, and some have even closer ties to the Kremlin and its allies. Many of these people, both in Russia and in the U.S., would benefit greatly from a closer relationship between the United States and the former Soviet power capital.
In the quid pro quo world of Russian kleptocracy, if Trump moves into the White House, his business interests may intersect with his stated foreign-policy goals.