Alexei Druzhinin/ Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP Donald Trump's pronouncements that applaud Kremlin positions have stunned foreign policy experts - both Democrats and Republicans. Daniel Treisman is a professor of political science at UCLA and the author of "The Return: Russia's Journey From Gorbachev to Medvedev," and director of the Russia Political Insight project.
Today, the idea seems strangely topical. To be clear, nobody has suggested that President-elect Donald Trump and his team are secretly working for Moscow. Law enforcement officials who investigated the campaign's Kremlin ties last summer said they found no conclusive evidence of a direct link between Trump and the Russian government.