An accurate appraisal of U.S.- Russia history appeared three days ago in the Boston Review by Thomas Graham. Over the decades, Graham has been a highly respected U.S. State Department official and thought leader. During Trump’s early days after the election, he was one of two insiders expected to get the role of Ambassador to Russia. He is a highly intelligent, knowledgeable expert on U.S.- Russia issues.
I’ve interacted with Tom since the late 80’s. His door was always open to me. I found that he had an exceptional ability to understand what is going on in Russia when others had little comprehension at all––but he said little publicly. After leaving U.S. State Department positions, he joined Henry Kissinger as the Managing Director of Kissinger Associates. We have taken our CCI Russian entrepreneurs to him there for discussions, something that he clearly enjoyed.
Knowing Tom had to rein in his public utterances given his role with the U.S. State Department, et al, I had always hoped that someday he would play an external role in helping Congress members and presidential advisors determine U.S. Russia policy.
Today on opening my emails I found the article below, giving the clearest picture to American officials and the public about the facts regarding the U.S.- Russia relationship up to today.