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Donald Trump may still be defending his pal Vladimir Putin from charges that he had Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko killed in London ("Who knows who...
Vladimir Putin

Maybe the most distasteful aspect of Donald Trump’s popularity among Republican primary voters has been his efforts to rehabilitate Russian President Vladimir Putin’s image in...
Putin

"I think Mr. Putin understands that ... with Afghanistan fresh in the memory, for him to simply get bogged down in an inconclusive and paralyzing...
Putin

In the last few days, Donald Trump has been bitterly criticized for his bizarre defense of Russia President Vladimir Putin. We may have thought we’d...
Russia

“We’re not going to make Syria into a proxy war between the United States and Russia,” Barack Obama said in early October as Russian heavy...
Russia

Being in the intelligence business is not easy. To the extent that American national security officials are tasked with sifting through mountains of conflicting scraps...
Russia

Representatives for the United States and the Russian government held a third round of talks on Wednesday aimed at “de-conflicting” the current crisis in Syria. In...
Russia

Every day seems to bring an escalation of the Russian military involvement in Syria. First it was airstrikes from more than 30 warplanes that Russia...
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“Russia’s actions are a problem,” President Barack Obama conceded at a March 2014 news conference in the Netherlands. He quickly pivoted, however, to a familiar dismissal...
new cold war

“It’s not a new Cold War,” President Barack Obama insisted in July of 2014. He was right, but Americans properly found this pronouncement of little...
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A couple of days ago, James Kitfield published in Politico an interview with the outgoing Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, General Martin Dempsey. The title sums it...
Russia

World War I didn’t begin in Europe. It started in Africa. By the time the shooting erupted in 1914, in fact, a retrospective analysis of the...