Trump Is Your Yeltsin

August 19, 2018 Topic: Security Region: Americas

Trump Is Your Yeltsin

This brief analogy speaks volumes about how Russian security elites view the Trump presidency.

Brigadier General (retired) Kevin Ryan is an associate fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. He is the founder of the U.S.-Russia Elbe Group and is a former U.S. Defense Attaché to Russia.

Image: Russian President Boris Yeltsin gestures as he speaks in Moscow in this September 1995 file photo. Yeltsin has died, a spokeswoman for the Kremlin said on April 23, 2007. REUTERS/Stringer (RUSSIA)