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    Why Oil Is the Glue That Bonds Trump and Putin
    Dec31

    Why Oil Is the Glue That Bonds Trump and Putin

    Click here for reuse options! It’s a macabre waltz and the oil industry powers are calling the tune. Oil has fueled a bully bromance between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. Although this revolutionary union possesses a terrifying petro logic, it promises to be as volatile and tragic as any shotgun marriage. The relationship is, as Trump...

    U.S. Senators Vow No ‘Faustian Bargain’ With Russia, Pledge To Target Putin ‘Harder’
    Dec31

    U.S. Senators Vow No ‘Faustian Bargain’ With Russia, Pledge To Target Putin ‘Harder’

    Senator John McCain says that the United States will not strike a “Faustian bargain” with Russian President Vladimir Putin, amid speculation that President-elect Donald Trump could scrap sanctions in a bid to improve ties. Speaking in an exclusive interview with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Ukrainian Service in Kyiv Friday, along with...

    In Ukraine, Three US Senators Take Hard Line on Russia
    Dec31

    In Ukraine, Three US Senators Take Hard Line on Russia

    In an exclusive interview with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Ukrainian Service in Kyiv Friday, Senator John McCain, R-Ariz., along with two other U.S. senators, said any possible deal with Putin “would interfere with and undermine the freedom and democracies that exist today.” …read more Source: Voice of...

    Russia waiting for friendly Trump to take power, Trump praises Putin
    Dec31

    Russia waiting for friendly Trump to take power, Trump praises Putin

    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, the Associated Press reports. More from the Associated Press article: In a stunning embrace of a longtime U.S. adversary, Trump is siding with...

    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,...

    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...