S3:E1 The Looking Glass War

Original Air Date: Apr 15, 2018

The United States and Russia are locked in a dangerous new standoff. From Facebook and meddling in the 2016 election, to alleged poisoning attacks, to the war in Syria, Russia is the dominant force in our news cycle. John Heilemann, Mark McKinnon and new host Alex Wagner examine America’s new Cold War with Russia and where it’s leading. Season Premiere.

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Sneak Peek: The Circus: Anton Troianovski Interview

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Sneak Peek: The Circus: Anton Troianovski Interview

Sneak Peek: Maria Zakharova Russia-US Relations

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Sneak Peek: Maria Zakharova Russia-US Relations

Sneak Peek: The Circus: Mark McKinnon with Sen.John Kennedy

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Sneak Peek: The Circus: Mark McKinnon with Sen.John Kennedy

Sneak Peek: Margarita Simonyan Interview

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Sneak Peek: Margarita Simonyan Interview

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