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David Szakonyi 06 Feb 2018
(Russia Matters) This week’s highly anticipated news on additional Russia sanctions landed with a thud. For weeks, both Moscow and Washington had been astir about the impending steps the Trump administration would take against Russia based on legislation reluctantly signed by the president nearly six months ago and overwhelmingly supported by Congress. The law, called the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act, or CAATSA, called for three...
PONARS Eurasia 30 Jan 2018
(Newsweek) Congress and millions across the country have called for punishing Russia over its meddling and interference in the 2016 election that saw President Donald Trump rise to the nation’s highest political office. Days before the Treasury and State Departments must file congressionally mandated reports detailing potential new sanctions, a closer look at the issues involved shows that the undertaking goes far deeper than simply punishing...
PONARS Eurasia 30 Jan 2018
(Vice News) Sunday was a tough day for underground anti-Kremlin opposition leader Alexei Navalny — and not just because he was thrown to the ground by a half-dozen Russian cops on Moscow’s main boulevard, then shoved into a waiting paddy wagon feet-first. Navalny had a bigger problem: Despite weeks of hype, the nationwide protests he launched to support a boycott of Russia’s March presidential election drew just a fraction of the massive crowds that...
PONARS Eurasia 18 Jan 2018
(Channel News Asia) MOSCOW: Donald Trump said during his election campaign he wanted to improve relations between the US and Vladimir Putin's Russia. But a year on from his inauguration, ties between Washington and Moscow are at Cold War lows. As American investigators continue to probe Russian involvement in Trump's shock 2016 election victory over Hillary Clinton, Moscow talks of the US president as a hostage to internal political struggles who is...
PONARS Eurasia 18 Dec 2017
(USN) MOSCOW – During a segment of a recent Sunday news show here, the mood was, expectedly, full of outrage and indignation. The cause? The International Olympic Committee's announcement just days before that disqualified Russia from next February's Winter Olympics for doping. "Of course, the doping scandal involving our national team is a difficult situation – an unfair and painful one, too," said anchor Dmitry...
PONARS Eurasia 11 Dec 2017
(Herald Leader) A semi-retired Russian three-star general oversaw the cross-border movements of a rocket launcher used to bring down a passenger jet in 2014 over eastern Ukraine, killing all aboard, an investigation by a team of reporting outlets has found. The reporting team, made up of McClatchy and investigative websites Bellingcat (based in London) and The Insider (based in Moscow), identifies the general as Nikolai Fedorovich Tkachev...
PONARS Eurasia 11 Dec 2017
(Buzzfeed News) The Trump administration has rejected a sweeping Russian proposal seeking a mutual ban on foreign political interference, three senior US administration officials tell BuzzFeed News. Russia first broached the subject in July, when one of Vladimir Putin’s top diplomats arrived in Washington with a sheet of proposals aimed at addressing a top concern of the US government: A resurgence of Russian meddling in the 2018...
PONARS Eurasia 07 Dec 2017
(abc.net.au | podcast) - Russian President Vladimir Putin will run for re-election next March - Russian political analyst Mikhail Troitsky says Vladimir Putin has indicated on more than one occasion that he would hate to leave his top position as Russia is going through "tough times." Listen (6.34 min.) © abc.net.au  

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