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    Putin refuses to expel US diplomats
    Dec31

    Putin refuses to expel US diplomats

    MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin said on Friday said he would not expel any Americans in response to Washington turfing out dozens of Russian diplomats over alleged election interference. The Kremlin strongman´s shock decision came after Russia´s foreign ministry asked him to send home 35 US diplomats in a tit-for-tat retaliation for the...

    Ukraine bans books promoting Russia
    Dec31

    Ukraine bans books promoting Russia

    KIEV: Ukraine on Friday banned Russian books glorifying the Kremlin and its leaders or espousing what it views as “totalitarian views” in a move certain to further sour relations between the two foes. The law adopted by President Petro Poroshenko “prohibits the promotion of aggressor states … or (books) that create a positive image of this...

    Why deterring Putin from foreign meddling is practically impossible
    Dec31

    Why deterring Putin from foreign meddling is practically impossible

    HARI SREENIVASAN: We now turn back to the latest in U.S.-Russia relations. For insight into Putin’s reaction to the Obama administration’s leveling of sanctions against Russia yesterday, we turn to Andrew Weiss. He was director of Russian, Ukrainian and Eurasian affairs at the White House National Security Council staff. He’s...

    US Senators Plan Russia Sanctions on Putin, Inner Circle
    Dec31

    US Senators Plan Russia Sanctions on Putin, Inner Circle

    Speaking to RFE/RL Ukraine Service, U.S. senators John McCain, from left, Amy Llobuchar and Lindsey Graham discuss U.S. sanctions against Russia for reported cyber attacks in the recent U.S. Presidential election. …read more Source: Voice of...

    US Senators Plan Russia Sanctions on Putin, Inner Circle
    Dec31

    US Senators Plan Russia Sanctions on Putin, Inner Circle

    Speaking to RFE/RL Ukraine Service, U.S. senators John McCain, from left, Amy Llobuchar and Lindsey Graham discuss U.S. sanctions against Russia for reported cyber attacks in the recent U.S. Presidential election. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Analysis: Putin gives Trump opening, but path is risky
    Dec31

    Analysis: Putin gives Trump opening, but path is risky

    The Russian leader, skilled at keeping several steps ahead of his adversaries, announced he would not retaliate in kind against the Obama administration for imposing new sanctions and expelling Russian diplomats from the United States. […] the question is whether the mutual admiration pact will open new chapters on issues like Syria,...

    Russia, brushing off Obama, looks to friendlier Donald Trump
    Dec31

    Russia, brushing off Obama, looks to friendlier Donald Trump

    Stung by new punishments, Russia is looking straight past President Barack Obama to Donald Trump in hopes the president-elect will reverse the tough U.S. stance toward Moscow of the last eight years. In a stunning embrace of a longtime U.S. adversary, Trump is siding with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Whether Trump steers the U.S. toward or...

    Here’s what John Kerry should have said about Israel
    Dec31

    Here’s what John Kerry should have said about Israel

    Earlier this month, the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 2334, which declared Israeli settlements on occupied lands illegal. The United States, which had the power to stop the resolution, abstained. Avi Benlolo shares his view of what Secretary of State John Kerry should have said afterward: On behalf of my administration and president, I...

    Timeline: Three decades of diplomatic spats between U.S. and Moscow
    Dec31

    Timeline: Three decades of diplomatic spats between U.S. and Moscow

    WASHINGTON — U.S. relations with Moscow during and after the Cold War have been marred by diplomatic dustups ranging from espionage scandals to an Olympics boycott. Current tensions, highlighted by President Barack Obama’s decision to impose sanctions and expel 35 Russia diplomats, is exceptional because it stems from U.S. allegations of...

    How Putin and Netanyahu are exploiting the transition
    Dec31

    How Putin and Netanyahu are exploiting the transition

    What do you get when you mix eight years of grudges, complex geopolitics and four world leaders — including incoming and outgoing American presidents with diametrically opposing views of the world — all convinced that this is a make-or-break moment with historic implications?This week, apparently.Presidential transitions tend to be quiet affairs,...