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From Russia With Love? Putin’s Realpolitik Threatens Trump’s “MAGA”

CONRAD C. WITTE – On February 14, 2017, the New York Times reported that the Russian military had secretly deployed a new model of cruise missile that violates a 1987 arms control treaty between the United States and Russia.[1] While this is not the first time that the U.S. government has alleged a Russian violation […]

Putin’s Syria Gamble: Middle East Déjà Vu?

BY TREVOR GILLUM – When asked directly whom the Russian air strikes inside Syria were targeting, Russian foreign minister Sergey V. Lavrov responded tersely, “If it looks like a terrorist, if it acts like a terrorist, if it walks like a terrorist, if it fights like a terrorist, it’s a terrorist, right?”[1] Under the pretext […]