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2020 Vision
Trump, Russia, and the Democrats’ Golden Opportunity

The President’s attitude toward Russia’s leader—and toward authoritarians world-wide —affords liberal internationalists the opportunity to link a defense of national security with an appeal to our highest democratic values. Democrats must lead.

Published on: July 24, 2019
M. Steven Fish is Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. He is indebted to Laila Aghaie, David Altman, Anders Åslund, John Carey, Ruth Berins Collier, David Corn, Larry Diamond, Eugene Finkel, Ritika Goel, Stephen Hanson, Steven Levitsky, Scott Mainwaring, Rose McDermott, Tarek Masoud, Timothy Snyder, Milada Vachudova, Ashutosh Varshney, Lucan Ahmad Way, and Daniel Ziblatt for invaluable comments and advice.
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