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U.S. Russia Relations

Why Trump Should Seek Détente With Russia

Wahab Raofi | Posted 03.02.2017 | Politics
Wahab Raofi

President Donald Trump avoided any mention of Russia during his address to Congress this week, perhaps because his previous talk of possible rapproche...

Enough With The Russia Nonsense

Michael Lissack | Posted 02.20.2017 | Politics
Michael Lissack

Last week the American media establishment and far too many political pundits used rather extreme hyperbole to classify Michael Flynn’s contacts wit...

The Insanity of a New Cold War: A Top Russian Scholar Sounds the Alarm

Robert Scheer | Posted 01.14.2017 | Politics
Robert Scheer

In this week's episode of KCRW's "Scheer Intelligence," host Robert Scheer is joined by Russian-born professor Sergei Plekhanov. Plekhanov teaches at ...

Western Strategists Need To Stop Pitting Russia Against China

Artyom Lukin | Posted 01.11.2017 | Home
Artyom Lukin

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia — Pronouncements on world affairs by Zbigniew Brzezinski, former national security adviser to U.S. President Jimmy Carter, alway...

Twitter And 'Cheap Talk' Diplomacy

Michael Moynihan | Posted 01.03.2017 | Politics
Michael Moynihan

In contrast to traditional signals in games of cheap talk, people can say anything at no cost.

Putin Says Russia Will Not Deport U.S. Diplomats In Response To Sanctions

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 12.30.2016 | Home

President Vladimir Putin said Moscow would not expel anyone in response to Washington’s decision to throw out 35 suspected Russian spies and sanctio...

Russia's Surprising Friends & Alllies

Jonathan Adelman | Posted 12.15.2016 | Home
Jonathan Adelman

When Americans think of the world, they see such major allies as England, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the European Union and several key Third Worl...

Donald Trump And The New American Grand Strategy

Aydoğan Vatandaş | Posted 11.17.2016 | Politics
Aydoğan Vatandaş

What is hidden in the real motivation of President Putin? Does he want to ally with the U.S or does he want to see the fall of the United States?

U.S. Suspends Talks With Russia On Syria Ceasefire

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 10.03.2016 | Home

WASHINGTON, Oct 3 (Reuters) - The United States broke off talks with Russia on Monday on implementing a ceasefire agreement on Syria and accused Mosco...

U.S. Threatens To Cut Bilateral Ties With Russia On Syria

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 09.28.2016 | Home

WASHINGTON, Sept 28 (Reuters) - The United States threatened on Wednesday to halt its joint work with Russia on Syria unless Russia moved to end the a...

The Russian Bear Is Rising

Hasnet Lais | Posted 09.02.2016 | Politics
Hasnet Lais

Since the Second World War, we've all grown up on a steady diet of cultural, economic and political pax-Americana, but the balance of power is rapidly shifting. One thing which should make the West stand up and take notice is the military hardware at Putin's disposal.

Revisiting the U.S. Nuclear Arsenal: A Major Challenge for the Next President

David W. Kearn | Posted 09.01.2016 | Politics
David W. Kearn

Putting aside the typical campaign-year rhetoric committing presidential candidates to “rebuild the military,” the United States is already in the...

The Simmering US/Russian Cyber War

Michael Gregg | Posted 08.14.2016 | Politics
Michael Gregg

Nation-state confrontations in cyberspace are increasing dramatically, and one of the most alarming examples in recent memory is the Russian governmen...

Weekend Roundup: Chernobyl Remains a Warning Against a New Nuclear Arms Race

Nathan Gardels | Posted 04.29.2016 | Home
Nathan Gardels

This week marks the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe. More than an accident, it was the beginning of the meltdown of the Soviet Union and defrosting of the Cold War. Mikhail Gorbachev has written that Chernobyl "was an historic turning point" and "perhaps the real cause of the collapse of the Soviet Union five years later." The secretive, cover-up culture of the Soviet state, he recalls, kept timely information from getting to the top so a quick response could be formulated. "The Chernobyl disaster, more than anything else," says Gorbachev, "opened the possibility of much greater freedom of expression, to the point that the system as we knew it could no longer continue. It made absolutely clear how important it was to continue the policy of glasnost."(continued)

Inside The Siberian Cafe Dedicated To Vladimir Putin

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 04.14.2016 | Home

If you've ever wanted to enjoy a leisurely meal with Russian President Vladimir Putin staring at you, here's your chance. All you need to do is travel...

Russian Jets Make Aggressive Maneuver Near U.S. Ship

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 04.13.2016 | Home

WASHINGTON, April 13 (Reuters) - Two Russian warplanes with no visible weaponry flew simulated attack passes near a U.S. guided missile destroyer in t...

Putin Lists U.S. As One Of The Threats To Russia's National Security

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 01.02.2016 | Home

MOSCOW, Jan 2 (Reuters) - A new appraisal names the United States as one of the threats to Russia's national security for the first time, a sign of ho...

Putin: Trump Is Brilliant

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 12.18.2015 | Home

Russian President Vladimir Putin praised Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Thursday, but declined to weigh in on whether the real esta...

Dangers of U.S. Addiction to Regime Change

Adil E. Shamoo | Posted 12.16.2016 | Politics
Adil E. Shamoo

Policy implementation in the Middle East, especially in fighting the burgeoning threat of ISIS, depends on the trust of the citizens of these nations. Iraq and Libya may have taught our policy makers to be more cautious, but regime change in Syria continues to be our policy.

A Walk in the Woods: A U.S. - Russia Rendezvous, in a "No-Try" Zone?

Joseph Cooper | Posted 11.06.2016 | Home
Joseph Cooper

"Andrey, this is our best proposal to date. The President has dedicated himself to the image of peacemaker. He wants to do some lasting work. You s...

What Putin Should Say at the United Nations

Stanley Weiss | Posted 09.28.2016 | Home
Stanley Weiss

Today, Russian President Vladimir Putin will address the United Nations General Assembly in New York for the first time since 2005. He is expected to talk about Russia's increased military activity in Syria and the role that Russia hopes to play in battling the Islamic State.

Air Force Head Considers Russia 'Biggest Threat' To U.S. National Security

Reuters | Posted 07.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, July 8 (Reuters) - Russia is the biggest threat to U.S. national security and America must boost its military presence throughout Europe e...

Putin Calls Obama To Talk Iran, Ukraine And ISIS

Reuters | Posted 06.25.2015 | Home

WASHINGTON, June 25 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin phoned U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday, their first call since February, to d...

Putin Calls Obama To Talk Iran, Ukraine And ISIS

Reuters | Posted 06.25.2015 | Home

WASHINGTON, June 25 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin phoned U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday, their first call since February, to d...

Putin Says Russia Is Beefing Up Its Nuclear Arsenal

Reuters | Posted 06.16.2016 | Home

By Maria Tsvetkova KUBINKA, Russia, June 16 (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday Russia would add more than 40 new in...