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U.S.-Russian Talks in Iceland

May 21, 2021

Episode Notes:

The chief diplomats from Russia and the United States held their first in-person talks of the Biden presidency this week in Iceland. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met on the sidelines of the Arctic Council Ministerial.

Andrea Kendall-Taylor — a senior fellow and director of the Transatlantic Security Program at the Center for a New American Security — joins the Warcast to discuss the talks and where U.S.-Russian ties go from here.

 

[ 00:46 ] Takeaways from the Blinken-Lavrov talks this week

[ 02:31 ] Prospects for arms control

[ 05:03 ]  Nord Stream 2 sanctions waiver

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