Video: Jack Matlock on Cooperating with Russia

I have written about it several times on this blog, often to the vocal disagreement of some readers: The United States has really bungled a lot of opportunities with Russia in recent years, caused undue frustration and distrust among key members within the Kremlin, and inadvertently empowered the more hawkish elements over the people we want to be calling the shots. This isn’t an excuse to justify authoritarianism or the violation of rights, but it has happened. Here former Ambassador Jack Matlock talks about what kinds of attitudes are getting in the way of more constructive cooperation with Moscow on the nuclear issue, among other views that raise many questions about how the relationship could change in the next administration.