A Possible Thaw in the Frosty Relations Between Russia and the U.S.
Then we assess the extent of a possible thaw in the frosty relations between the U.S. and Russia following a meeting between the U.S. Secretary of State and the Russian Foreign Minister on the sideline of the Arctic Council meeting in Iceland where they worked on preparations for a Biden-Putin summit. William Pomeranz, the Deputy Director of the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington D.C. joins us to discuss the waiving of U.S. sanctions on the Russian Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline which Germany has sought and Ukraine opposes.
The Law to Stop Asian American Hate 63 House Republicans Voted Against
Then finally we examine the signing today by President Biden of a law targeting hate crimes against Asian Americans and speak with one of the people responsible for bringing attention to the fact that over the last year, more than 6,600 anti-Asian hate incidents have been recorded nationwide by the nonprofit Stop AAPI Hate. Dr. Russell Jeung, a Professor of Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University who is the founder of Stop Asian American and Pacific Islander Hate joins us to discuss this bi-partisan bill now law that 63 Republican House members voted against.