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U.S. Russia Relations

Preparing for a Less Stable Russia

William Courtney | Posted 10.06.2013 | World
William Courtney

The Snowden affair has thrown Russia into the limelight, but longer-term issues deserve more attention -- the country's swerve toward authoritarian rule and diminishing political stability.

Diplomacy Where It Is Needed Most

Gary Hart | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics
Gary Hart

For those who viscerally hate the Russians, there will always be reasons, however obscure, to justify their resentment. But Edward Snowden hardly provides the justification.

U.S. Urges Other Countries To Return Snowden

AP | LARA JAKES and JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 08.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The U.S. grasped for help Monday from both adversaries and uneasy allies in an effort to catch fugitive National Security Agency le...

Putin Offers To Help Investigate Boston Bombings

AP | Posted 06.16.2013 | World

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered his country's assistance in investigating bombings in Boston that killed 3 and injured mor...

Why I Am Hurt By Russia's New Adoption Law

Cyma Shapiro | Posted 02.27.2013 | Fifty
Cyma Shapiro

For those of us fortunate to have adopted internationally, especially from Russia -- my ancestor's homeland -- the headlines are maddening and saddening. I am especially struck as I think back to the adoption of my two youngest, from Russia, and the undeniable obstacles we endured.

Russia Is Being Naughty, So Why Is Obama Being Nice?

Tom Andrews | Posted 02.12.2013 | World
Tom Andrews

By doling out economic perks and trade deals to Russia -- even as people die in Syria -- the U.S. is sending precisely the wrong message at the worst possible time.

Russia: Obama Needs To Play Nice

AP | MAX SEDDON | Posted 11.08.2012 | World

MOSCOW -- Russia expects Barack Obama to show more flexibility in a dispute over U.S. missile defense plans in Europe following his re-election as pre...

Russia Accuses USAID Of Trying To Sway Elections

AP | LYNN BERRY | Posted 11.19.2012 | World

MOSCOW — Russia explained its decision to end the U.S. Agency for International Development's two decades of work in Russia by saying Wednesday ...

Russia and Romney's Approach to Foreign Policy

Daniel Wagner | Posted 08.24.2012 | World
Daniel Wagner

The last thing we need in a president is a political chameleon stuck in a Reagan-esque time warp with a black and white view of the world, and a "Panderer-in-Chief" who caters incessantly to the lowest common denominator of the American voter.

Obama, Putin Meet In Mexico

Reuters | Posted 08.18.2012 | World

By Matt Spetalnick and Gleb Bryanski LOS CABOS, Mexico, June 18 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir...

The Magnitsky Act and Implications for Russia-U.S. Relations

Daniel Wagner | Posted 08.17.2012 | World
Daniel Wagner

Russia has promised a retaliatory response to the Act, calling it "anti-Russian" and intrusive in the country's internal affairs.

Unholy Alliance: How a US-Russian Partnership Undermines Good Drug Policy

Daniel Wolfe | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics
Daniel Wolfe

Foreign policy makes unsavory bedfellows, but few instances of bedsharing are more disheartening than that of the U.S. and Russia on the issue of illicit drugs.

Retired Colonel Convicted Of Spying

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 08.06.2012 | World

MOSCOW — A retired colonel from Russia's counterintelligence agency was convicted Wednesday of spying for the United States and sentenced to 18 ...

Clinton To Russia, China: 'Be Part Of The Solution In Syria'

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 06.05.2012 | World

BATUMI, Georgia -- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is inviting China and Russia to "be part of the solution in Syria" but says that must inc...

Putin: U.S. Lives 'Like Parasites' Off The Global Economy

Posted 10.01.2011 | World

LAKE SELIGER, Russia, Aug 1 (Reuters) - Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin accused the United States on Monday of living beyond its means "like...

Obama: U.S., Russia To Work On Missile Defense

AP | NANCY BENAC | Posted 07.26.2011 | World

DEAUVILLE, France — It is no simple thing to push the "reset" button on U.S.-Russian relations. Trying to move beyond years of inherited mistru...

Five Next Steps To Increase American Security

Joe Cirincione | Posted 07.04.2011 | World
Joe Cirincione

There's one less threat to America this week, but there are 21,000 others waiting to explode. That's the number of nuclear weapons in the U.S. and Russia.

Feds Defend Extradition Of Alleged Major Russian Arms Dealer

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEW YORK — A former Soviet military officer dubbed the "Merchant of Death" for allegedly selling an arsenal of weapons that would be "the envy o...

Obama's Hopes For Russia Nuclear Pact Fade

AP | DESMOND BUTLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — An agreement between the United States and Russia to slash their nuclear arsenals was in danger of collapse Tuesday after an influe...

Signing of New START Treaty: Proof of the Reset in Action

Andranik Migranyan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andranik Migranyan

The ratification process is sure to be challenging, but the fact that Presidents Medvedev and Obama achieved such a complex and globally significant deal should be lauded as a genuine achievement.

US-Russian Nuclear Deal To Be Signed In Prague

AP | ROBERT BURNS and LYNN BERRY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The U.S. and Russia reached a breakthrough agreement Wednesday for a historic treaty to reduce the nuclear arsenals of the former C...

Russia Angered By US Missile Defense Plan

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOSCOW — Russia has serious concerns about U.S. plans to deploy missile interceptors in Romania, the Foreign Ministry said Friday. The statemen...

Poles, Czechs: US Missile Defense Shift A Betrayal

AP | VANESSA GERA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WARSAW, Poland — Poles and Czechs voiced deep concern Friday at President Barack Obama's decision to scrap a Bush-era missile defense shield pla...

Biden Russia Remarks Hit A Nerve In Moscow

AP | LYNN BERRY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOSCOW — An interview U.S. Vice President Joe Biden gave to an American newspaper was front-page news Monday in Moscow, where his characterizati...

Can We Stop Being a Superpower, Please?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deepak Chopra

A group of misguided neocon gunslingers led the U.S. to a catastrophe. Have we come to the point where disillusionment will lead us where we need to go: the end of playing the superpower role?