Accusations of Russian interference have become the primary route through which to undermine Donald Trump. In order to sustain liberal outrage, media and political elites consort to provide a constant flow of leaks, rumours and conspiracy theories. Failing self-confidence amidst increasing global instability and internal divisions is to blame for the return of Cold War rhetoric, argues Andrei P. Tsygankov.
Andrei P. Tsygankov
Professor of political science and international relations at San Francisco State University. He has published widely in the United States, Russia, Europe, and China. His book The Dark Double: US Media, Russia, and the Politics of Values is forthcoming in 2019.