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    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,...

    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...

    Interview: Three Senior U.S. Senators Take Hard Line On Russia
    Dec31

    Interview: Three Senior U.S. Senators Take Hard Line On Russia

    Three senior United States senators have taken a strict line on Russia’s actions in Ukraine, and the Kremlin’s alleged interference in the recent U.S. presidential election. In an interview with RFE/RL’s Ukrainian service during a visit to Kyiv, Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), John McCain (R-Arizona) and Amy...

    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,...

    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...

    Vladimir Putin responds to U.S. sanctions and diplomat ousting
    Dec30

    Vladimir Putin responds to U.S. sanctions and diplomat ousting

    Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at a meeting in St. Petersburg, Russia. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, File) MOSCOW—President Vladimir Putin castigated the United States on Friday for trying to punish Russia but said his country will not immediately retaliate and instead will wait for a new U.S. approach by Donald Trump. The president-elect...

    Montenegro Awaits Ratification of Its NATO Bid; US Senate Set to Vote
    Dec30

    Montenegro Awaits Ratification of Its NATO Bid; US Senate Set to Vote

    Next month, the U.S. Senate could vote on ratification of Montenegro’s long-standing bid to become 29th member of NATO. The Alliance officially endorsed the accession bid at its July conference in Warsaw. So far, 19 of 28 NATO allies have officially approved. The endorsement of United States lawmakers could signal others to give the green...

    Thirty years ago, Trump proposed allying with the USSR against France and Pakistan
    Dec30

    Thirty years ago, Trump proposed allying with the USSR against France and Pakistan

    Way back in 1987, journalist Ron Rosembaum interviewed real estate developer and casino mogul Donald Trump on a somewhat unusual topic — nuclear weapons. Rosembaum has long been interested in the issue (he even wrote a book, How The End Begins: The Road to Nuclear World War III) but Trump at the time didn’t have much of a political profile....

    Does Anyone Know What to Make of Obama’s Sanctions?
    Dec30

    Does Anyone Know What to Make of Obama’s Sanctions?

    What is a bewildered citizen to make of the sanctions that President Obama levied on Russian officials and the Russian government on Thursday? The confusion starts with the news coverage. The Associated Press, for example, blares that “President Barack Obama has slapped harsh sanctions on the Russian intelligence services.” Meanwhile the former...