What has Putin learned from his meeting with Trump?

In your opinion, is it something President Vladimir Putin has learned from the meeting and press conference with President Donald Trump in terms how to deal with Trump, do you expect any changes in Russian policies towards the US? Read few comments.

News conference in Helsinki following talks between the presidents of Russia Vladimir Putin and the United States Donald Trump. Credit: http://en.kremlin.ru

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Trump-Putin summit: Will “something big” happen?

President Donald Trump all the time repeats similar words as he used on Thursday: I hope that we’re going to be able to get along with Russia.  What do you expect from upcoming rump-Vladimir Putin summit, any room for “something big” to happen, or this is probably mostly a photo-op? Read few comments.

A meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump took place on the sidelines of the G20 summit in July. Credit: http://en.kremlin.ru

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Macron visits Putin. What do both leaders want?

French President Emmanuel Macron will meet Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. In your opinion, what does Macron expect from Putin and vice versa and are they going to get something out of this meeting? Read few comments.

French President Emmanuel Macron. Credit,: http://www.elysee.fr

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Putin won: What’s next for the West-Russia relations?

Annexation a of Crimea, aggression against Ukraine, now the Novichok case. But still, this is a new term for President Vladimir Putin as he won the elections. Do you think that the West should try some new opening or at least something new towards Russia or basically not much can be done regarding the West-Russia relations? Read few comments.

A meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump took place on the sidelines of the G20 summit in July. Credit: http://en.kremlin.ru

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What comes after Putin? More of him?

If Russian constitution stays unchanged the next presidential term will be probably the last one for Vladimir Putin. He cannot continue as President after 2024 and he is also getting older. Is Putin looking for successor (who could it be?) is it going to be a factor influencing the regime behavior, what kind of effect it may have? Read few comments.

Russian President Vladimir Putin. Credit: http://eng.putin.kremlin.ru/

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Putin thanks Trump? It is fair to question his motives

Russian President Vladimir Putin thanks US President Donald Trump for CIA intel that foiled a planned terrorist attack in Russia. While exchanging info on terrorist threat is nothing unusual, it is rare that it is followed by public statement about this on the highest level. How do you read this, why, in your opinion, Putin felt he has to publicly thank Trump? Read few comments.

A meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump took place on the sidelines of the G20 summit in July. Credit: http://en.kremlin.ru

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What should/will the West do about Putin’s re-election bid?

Maybe you see this differently but one of the themes of Vladimir Putin’s re-election bid might be how he is a strong leader who is willing to stand up against the West. How would you say the West should react on Putin’s re-election bid, perhaps also taking into account Kremlin’s various elections meddling and the efforts to undermine the West? Read few comments.

Russian President Vladimir Putin. Credit: http://eng.putin.kremlin.ru/

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