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Trump Team Gets Tough on Russia, Delays Putin Summit II.

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's top national security aides sought to fend off accusations the president is too soft on Russia by declaring Wednesday that the U.S. will never recognize the annexation of Crimea and by postponing a second proposed summit b...
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Is Trump Playing Right Into Putin’s Hands?

By Robert J. Pranger During the week of May 7th, President Vladimir Putin is likely enjoying the start of his fourth term as president of Russia. I use the term “enjoying” with some confidence because, compa...

Read This and You Will Better Understand Russia

Opinion by Greg Carleton If you want to understand Russia better, think of war. But not the one in eastern Ukraine or the frightening possibility of a conflict with NATO. Go back instead to Russia’s 19...
Vladimir Putin has retaken a Cold War stance against the United States.

From the Left: Putin is a Foe Who Must Be Contained

Russian Leader Reverts to Cold War Strategy By Max Bergmann InsideSources.com   Since the end of the Cold War, U.S. strategy toward Moscow has sought to integrate Russia into Europe and the international community. While this was sensible, it is now clear ...