Russian Analytical Digest examines Russia’s role in the recent US elections, and its likely rad-issueimpact on US-Russia relations over the next few years. Robert Orttung argues that Russia’s unusually large role in the US presidential election was likely not motivated by the desire to support either candidate, but rather to undermine the legitimacy of American democracy in general. Sufian Zhemukhov notes that the Kremlin seems to think that Trump has painted himself into a corner with his promises “to get along with Russia” and intends to take advantage of the situation.

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