Trump Meets With Putin and Trade Talks Commence Between EU and China

U.S. President Donald J. Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin hold a summit in Helsinki, and China and the EU consider closer trade relations.

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  • Stephen Sestanovich
    George F. Kennan Senior Fellow for Russian and Eurasian Studies

Show Notes

U.S. President Donald J. Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin hold a summit in Helsinki, and China and the EU consider closer trade relations.

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