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    Syria Likely to Dominate Tillerson-Lavrov Talks in Washington
    May10

    Syria Likely to Dominate Tillerson-Lavrov Talks in Washington

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is welcoming Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to the State Department Wednesday for talks expected to be dominated by the two countries’ differences over Syria and Ukraine. Later in the morning Lavrov will meet with President Donald Trump at the White House. This will be the first time Lavrov has...

    Trial Of RFE/RL Contributor Semena To Continue In Crimea
    May10

    Trial Of RFE/RL Contributor Semena To Continue In Crimea

    The trial of RFE/RL contributor Mykola Semena, a Crimean journalist who is fighting what he says is a politically motivated separatism charge on the Russian-controlled peninsula, is due to resume in the Crimean capital, Simferopol. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Moldova, Azerbaijan, Armenia Qualify For Eurovision Final
    May10

    Moldova, Azerbaijan, Armenia Qualify For Eurovision Final

    Performers from Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Moldova have made it through to the finals of the Eurovision Song Contest, Europe’s largest television event. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Trump’s Uncontrolled Foreign Policy
    May10

    Trump’s Uncontrolled Foreign Policy

    For the first two months of her job, Nikki Haley was blazing her own trail as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Sounding more like Trump’s defeated GOP primary opponents than Trump himself, she announced that sanctions against Russia would not end until Crimea was returned to an independent Ukraine. She was asked if she was on the...

    In Russia, It’s the Realists vs. the Ethno-Nationalists
    May10

    In Russia, It’s the Realists vs. the Ethno-Nationalists

    Editor’s note: This piece was originally published in Russia in Vzglyad on January 13. It was translated by Paul Grenier under the aegis of the Simone Weil Center for Political Philosophy dialogue project. Dmitry Drobnitsky, in his article “The foreign policy objectives of the party of internal development,” raises a question about the sort...

    Official: Trump may meet top Russian diplomat in White House
    May10

    Official: Trump may meet top Russian diplomat in White House

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump could meet with Vladimir Putin’s top diplomat at the White House on Wednesday, a U.S. official and a person with knowledge of the plans said, describing what would be the highest level, face-to-face contact with Russia of the American leader’s young presidency. It would also signal that the two...

    Tillerson, Lavrov to meet to discuss Syria, Ukraine
    May10

    Tillerson, Lavrov to meet to discuss Syria, Ukraine

    It’s the pair’s second meeting in about three months. …read more Source: ABC...

    Ukraine rebels roll out banned tanks on WWII Victory Day
    May09

    Ukraine rebels roll out banned tanks on WWII Victory Day

    More than 10,000 people waving Russian flags and carrying portraits of Stalin watch tanks roll through Ukraine’s de facto rebel capital Donetsk in celebration of the Soviet Union’s victory over Nazi Germany. Video provided by AFP …read more Source: USA...

    U.S., Georgia Sign Deal To Boost Intelligence Sharing
    May09

    U.S., Georgia Sign Deal To Boost Intelligence Sharing

    The United States says it has signed a “milestone” security agreement with Georgia that will boost intelligence sharing and counterterrorism efforts with the former Soviet republic. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia’s Imperial Amnesia
    May09

    Russia’s Imperial Amnesia

    In a provocative March 27 column in the Financial Times entitled “Brexit and Imperial Amnesia,” Gideon Rachman chided the English for, as one reader put it, “a serious misunderstanding of [Britain’s] oppressive imperial past.” Aside from generating a lively and entertaining discussion of the issue, Rachman’s piece gave me a framework...