Russia and the U.S. – two Forces, two Worlds

Since the end of the Cold War, the history of both countries can be described as a time full of misunderstandings. Joshua Yaffa reports as Russian correspondent to “The New Yorker”.

Robert Bosch Stiftung | October 2018

Joshua Yaffa is an expert on Russian-American relations. As a journalist, he has lived in Moscow for several years and reports as a correspondent for the US magazine “The New Yorker”. Since the end of the Cold War, the political relationship between the two countries has been marked by misunderstandings. Especially the US presidential election in 2016, the financial sanctions against Russia and the Russian “foreign agent” law led to strong tensions. The differing views shared by Moscow and Washington reflect the difficult relationship between the two countries. During an event of the “American Days” in Stuttgart Yaffa talked about his experiences in Russia and gave insights into the political and social situation in Moscow.

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