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    Paul Wolfowitz: The Full Transcript
    Apr24

    Paul Wolfowitz: The Full Transcript

    Subscribe to The Global POLITICO on iTunes here. | Subscribe via Stitcher.Glasser: This is Susan Glasser for The Global POLITICO. Delighted to be back here with Paul Wolfowitz, our guest for this week. Paul, you’ve jumped back into the fray as it were with what appears in hindsight to be an extremely well-timed intervention in the Wall...

    Treasury denies Exxon waiver from Russian sanctions
    Apr21

    Treasury denies Exxon waiver from Russian sanctions

    The Trump administration said Friday that it would not grant a waiver from Russian sanctions to Exxon Mobil or any other energy companies. The Treasury Department announcement follows reports that Exxon had been seeking such a waiver to drill in the Black Sea. It comes as the FBI and congressional intelligence committees investigate Russian...

    Gorbachev throws shade at Putin: ‘Russia can succeed only through democracy’
    Apr20

    Gorbachev throws shade at Putin: ‘Russia can succeed only through democracy’

    Decisions made by Russian President Vladimir Putin were “justified” and successfully stabilized his nation, former Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev wrote in Time magazine, but have proven costly in the longer term.“In the initial phase, certain measures of authoritarian nature—a kind of manual control—were justified,” Gorbachev wrote in...

    Trump allies: Syria strike proves he’s not in bed with Putin
    Apr13

    Trump allies: Syria strike proves he’s not in bed with Putin

    Donald Trump’s allies and aides are so eager to rebuff charges that the president is in Vladimir Putin’s pocket that they’re seizing on last week’s strikes on Syria as the latest proof for their case.Amid a seemingly never-ending stream of revelations about the Trump campaign’s Russia entanglements, White House...

    Paul Manafort to register as foreign agent
    Apr13

    Paul Manafort to register as foreign agent

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort will register with the Justice Department as a foreign agent for lobbying work he did on behalf of political interests in Ukraine, led at the time by a pro-Russian political party, his spokesman said Wednesday.Manafort is the second Trump campaign adviser to have...

    Rex Tillerson feels the chill in Moscow
    Apr13

    Rex Tillerson feels the chill in Moscow

    Just how awkward was Rex Tillerson’s first trip to Moscow as secretary of state? Very.Russia’s foreign minister publicly warned Washington’s top diplomat against any further U.S. military strikes on the Syrian regime, questioned Tillerson’s respect for history and even chided him for not filling State Department jobs...

    Former Trump adviser Page says he welcomes FISA warrant against him
    Apr12

    Former Trump adviser Page says he welcomes FISA warrant against him

    A former foreign policy adviser to President Donald Trump’s campaign says a report that the FBI obtained a secret court order to monitor his communications last summer are “very encouraging,” because it shows he is being made a political scapegoat in the ongoing investigations into potential ties between Trump associates and the Russian...

    Why Tillerson has his hands full with Russian counterpart
    Apr12

    Why Tillerson has his hands full with Russian counterpart

    When Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meets with Vladimir Putin’s top diplomat in Moscow tomorrow, he’d better come prepared.Tillerson’s counterpart, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, is a wily veteran of world diplomacy who has dueled—and routinely infuriated—no less than four of Tillerson’s predecessors as...

    Tillerson readies for tough talk with Russia
    Apr11

    Tillerson readies for tough talk with Russia

    Rex Tillerson’s seemingly cozy ties with Russian President Vladimir Putin drew bipartisan alarm and nearly derailed his confirmation as secretary of state.But some three months later, as the former ExxonMobil CEO heads to Moscow on his first trip as America’s top diplomat, it’s hard to believe Russian President Vladimir Putin...

    Tillerson to meet Lavrov in Moscow next week
    Apr05

    Tillerson to meet Lavrov in Moscow next week

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Moscow next Wednesday for a meeting with Russian officials, including the Kremlin’s foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov.Tillerson plans to discuss issues including Ukraine, North Korea, Syria, and counterterrorism with the officials while in Moscow, according to the State Department.The “trip is...

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