What Would a Productive Biden-Putin Meeting Look Like?
The summit in Europe between presidents Joseph Biden and Vladimir Putin is perhaps the most important of all President Biden’s international meetings since he took office. The United States and Russia are bitterly divided over a number of key issues, and it has even been suggested that the situation in Ukraine could lead to actual war between them.
On the other hand, the United States and Russia have certain vital interests in common: averting the threat of war, limiting nuclear weapons, combating Islamist terrorism, managing the aftermath of the U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan, and preventing catastrophic climate change. Quincy Institute’s Anatol Lieven discusses what a productive Biden-Putin meeting could look like.