Russia

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Why Putin Laments the Soviet Union’s Demise and His Renewed “Struggle” with the US: A Response to an Inquiry from Students

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The Putin-Kim Summit: An Uneasy Episode in Kim’s Introduction to a Brave New World

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Commentary: Trump and Putin: A Brief Look at the Relationship after Two Years

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Trump Uses Prior Experience, Flexible Thinking, and Even Empathy, to Make Foreign Policy Decisions Fit for Today’s World

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Commentary: Trump’s Foreign Policy May Dismay Critics Today, But Future Analysts May View It Favorably

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Building Relations between Trump and Putin: Getting beyond the “Getting to Know You” Stage

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Trump Achieved More at Helsinki than Most Noticed: Putin Is Not a Challenge for Him

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Commentary: Mueller’s Investigation Has Angered Putin, Not as It Concerns Trump, But as It Concerns Russia’s Intelligence Community

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A Link between Trump’s June 2018 Letters to European Allies and His July 2018 Summit with Putin: A View from Outside the Box

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A Russian Threat on Two Fronts: A New Understanding of Putin, Not Inadequate Old Ones, Will Allow the Best Response

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Trump Wants Good Relations with Russia, But if New Options on Ukraine Develop, He May Use One

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Trump Says Putin Means It About Not Meddling: He Also Wants to Make Sure It Does Not Happen Again!

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Vast Exercise Demonstrated Russia’s Growing Military Prowess: Unfit for Counter-Trump Narrative, Critics Dismiss Story

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Trump Signs Russian Sanctions into Law: Tillerson Stands Side-by-Side with Him on the New Law and US Policy

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Trump Backtracks on Cyber Unit With Russia: His Proposal Was Flawed, But His Thinking Is on Target

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Trump to Meet With Putin at G-20 Gathering: Trump Seeks an Authentic Relationship with Russia

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US Takes Sharper Tone on Russia’s Role in Syria: Despite Such Reports, the Future Holds Promise

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Book Review: Vladimir Putin, First Person: An Astonishingly Frank Self-Portrait by Russia’s President (Public Affairs, 2000)

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Russia, Turkey and Others Agree on Syria Truce Monitoring: Moscow Asks US to Join Its Efforts, But How It Will Respond Is Unclear

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Under Pressure Over Aleppo Siege, Russia Hints at Seeking Deal with US: Can Either Country Compromise?

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Military Leaders Discuss Plans to Counter ISIS Beyond the Battlefield: While the West Plans, Russia Conquers ISIS in Syria

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Russia Is Creating Three New Divisions to Counter NATO’s Planned Expansion: Does Shoigu’s Involvement Assure Success for Putin?

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How Russian Special Forces Are Shaping the Fight in Syria: Can the US Policy on Syria Be Gauged by Their Success?

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After Five Years of War in Syria, UN Passes Resolution on Talks: Can Russia Shape Those Talks on the Ground?

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Russia Plays Down Idea of Coalition with West to Strike ISIS; An Agreement Is Needed on Assad

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Big Guns in East Ukraine Fall Silent: Will the Donbass See Peace or Surreptitious Moves by Putin?

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Ukraine, Rebels Reach Preliminary Deal to Broaden Weapons Withdrawal; No Progress in Repairing US, EU Relations with Russia

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Understanding Putin Necessitates Getting Beyond Humor and Rumors

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Russia Is Top US National Security Threat Says General Dunford; That Should Make It the Top Priority for US Diplomacy

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Kerry Says Iran, World Powers Closer than Ever to Historic Nuclear Deal: Putin Has Learned Much from This Process

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Book Review: Karen Dawisha, Putin’s Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia? (Simon & Shuster, 2014)

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Russia Tells Iraq It’s “Ready” to Support Fight Against ISIS; But Russia Must Take “Direct Action” in Iraq and Syria for the Sake of Its Own Security

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“A Plea for Caution” One Year Later; The New York Times Op-Ed That Revealed Much about Putin

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As World Boils, Fingers Point Obama’s Way; In Putin’s View, Obama Is Doing Just Fine!

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Russia Is Ousted From Group of 8 by US and Allies: Things Aren’t Improving on Ukraine, But Maybe General Dempsey Can Change That

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Obama Urges Putin to Pursue Diplomacy; After Crimea Is Firmly Under Russian Control, Perhaps He Will

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Russia Calls on US Military Tech to Counter Roadside Bombs at Olympics; An Act of Vigilance or Effort to Exploit? Go Figure?

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Obama, Putin Discuss Olympics Security in Call; Putin Has Got It Covered and He Will Keep His Promise to the Terrorists, Too!

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Putin Vows to Annihilate Terrorists, But Until the Winter Olympics Are Over, Other Steps Must Suffice

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Ties Fraying, Obama Drops Putin Meeting; Cui Bono?

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