Jackson-Vanik Amendment: a Cold War relic

Today my guest is Edward Lozansky, President of the American University, Moscow. Two US citizens have gone to court trying to force President Obama to cancel the Jackson-Vanick Amendment, which hampers Russian-American relations. The Cold War-era law has been de facto disabled for more than 20 years. But its existence begs the question in Moscow: why not eliminate the obsolete amendment altogether and do away with the pain in the neck? Here’s one of the two petitioners, the President of the American University in Moscow, Edward Lozansky.