You bring conservative insight to Trump’s Russia summit

The Trump-Putin summit was disappointing but not disastrous, Heritage expert James Carafano said in the Detroit News. While he may have missed some opportunities to strongly push back against Russia’s violations of international treaties and human rights in Crimea, Georgia, and Ukraine, the president also gave Putin no policy concessions. Unlike his predecessors, he has not yet “given the Russians something for nothing.�

In a Daily Signal podcast recorded Monday, Heritage’s Peter Brookes warned members of the right or the left against rushing to judgment based on what Trump said or didn’t say. This meeting and the subsequent press conference were the start of a long process of talks and negotiations with Russia in the future. Listen to the podcast >>

In a commentary published in The Washington Times, Heritage expert Michaela Dodge noted that the Trump-Putin summit’s success should be gauged based on whether President Trump adequately expressed the actions America would take to curb Russia’s nuclear aggression, or showed a strong enough front of unity between the U.S. and the European countries that Russia has been threatening.

Heritage will continue to monitor the situation with Russia, and make sure that President Trump is armed with strong recommendations and policy to take to future Russian summits and negotiations. Thank you for making this analysis and policy promotion possible.

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