National Press Club

The Kalb Report - Putin’s Trump Card

April 16, 2018

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Run time: 75 minutes

Russia's meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election may be just the tip of the iceberg for a former world power that is dealing with a crumbling economy and diminished reputation on the world stage.

With Vladimir Putin’s reelection to another six-year term as president, what is the Russian leader's end game? Is Moscow trying to destabilize democracies around the world, including the mid-term elections in the U.S., in order to bolster its own self-importance? And what role is the Trump administration wittingly or unwittingly playing in Putin's plans.

On April 16, 2018, at the National Press Club, New York Times Chief White House Correspondent Peter Baker, Brookings Institution President Gen. John Allen, NPR All Things Considered host Mary Louise Kelly and American Enterprise Institute Scholar Leon Aron joined moderator Marvin Kalb to discuss Russia, Putin and his possible trump card.