Professor Tsygankov: Media Hype of 'Collusion' Hurts U.S.-Russia Relations

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019
WASHINGTON TIMES -- Andrei P. Tsygankov is a professor of International Relations and Political Science at San Francisco State University. He wrote this opinion piece for the Washington Times. “By hyping the collusion story the media widen the pre-existing political divide in American society,” Tsygankov writes. “As a result, as the columnist Reihan Salam wrote, Democrats and Republicans became their worst enemies and now seem to hate each other more than they hate the Russians. “In addition to undermining space for political dialogue at home, the collusion narrative, along with sanctions and pressures on Russia, weakens opportunities for a dialogue abroad.”