For Eurasia Group Chairman Cliff Kupchan, American politics has become like an internal Cuban Missile Crisis, with Democrats and Republicans coming at each other instead of the US and the Soviets.
The question is, what, if anything, can be done about it at this point.
Kupchan suggests that some kind of national dialogue is needed. It may be too late, but definitely worth a try.
In his view, we need to take the steering wheel away from the progressives in the Democratic Party and the base of the GOP, or rather the party of Donald Trump as it now exists.
Still, Kupchan thinks there is some hope out there — at the grassroots level.