Trump and Putin: Deal or no deal?

As featured in Middle East Eye

Russian - US Relations


If Trump is a true dealmaker, he will not want to give up the leverage of sanctions too easily, and there is a risk that Russia becomes impatient and dismisses Trump as a repeat of his predecessor and European counterparts. Yet Trump wants to deliver on his promise of improving US-Russian relations. This may, therefore, be more a test of Russia’s ability to sell its own deal, rather than rely on Trump to push for his own.