A question is haunting the ever-worsening relationship between Russian and the United States: how low can it go?
Diplomats are waging a tit-for-tat war of retaliation, closing consulates, slashing numbers of staff, and even eliminating parking spaces near embassies. Moscow and Washington accuse each other of violating arms control agreements. The FBI is investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election even as Moscow accuses the United States of planning to interfere in Russia’s upcoming March 2018 presidential election.
“The situation in our bilateral relationship, in so many spheres, is very difficult,” Russia’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Ryabkov told me …read more