US-Russia Relations

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“The American-Russian: Thinking Double”

Almost everyone in the U.S. has met – or knows of – at least one so-called “Russian-American.” Since the fall of the Soviet Union, scores of these hyphenated citizens have appeared in both big cities and small towns. What is a lot less known is the phenomenon of the “American-Russian.”

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The good days when America and Russia were friends and allies

After the October Revolution of 1917, the United States refused to recognize the government of Soviet Russia but on November 16, 1933 U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt and People’s Commissar of Foreign Affairs of the USSR Maxim Litvinov exchanged notes on […]

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U.S. Russia Relations: How Did We Get Here?

If only we had followed Reagan’s approach to Russia, just imagine how different the world would be today.

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Washington’s Strategic Overextension

The Biden administration seems determined to pursue highly confrontational policies toward both Moscow and Beijing. The United States, through its leadership of NATO, is pursuing a full-blown proxy war against Russia in Ukraine. Indeed, that initiative appears to be only part of a larger plan to fatally weaken Russia as a major power.

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Der Spiegel (Nov. 2019): The Case of Sergei Magnitsky Questions Cloud Story Behind U.S. Sanctions

William Browder claims to be fighting for justice. One of the reasons he’s so successful may be because he’s adept at aligning his story with the devastating image that Russia has been projecting for years. And many media outlets believe him.

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Cast Down from Media Olympus

With rare exceptions, this headline could be applied to all the mainstream media in the U.S. today. But here I’ll concentrate on only the New York Times and the Washington Post, since these two papers have long been considered America’s journalistic icons, ably representing the professionalism and integrity of their calling, and deserving their places on the Olympic peak.

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VIDEO: ACURA’s Anatol Lieven: Neocon Hate For Russia Makes A European Settlement With Moscow Impossible

If there was no Russia, you would have to invent it, even just for the US to try to destroy it. There is something deeply rooted in neocons that makes them crave for a good enemy, preferably someone to demonise as a primordial evil that fits into their manichean world view.

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How Bill Clinton Looted Russia and Started NATO Expansion

Avoiding Nuclear War: As the list of those who take the looming threat of nuclear war seriously keeps growing, let’s try to analyze what brought us to this sad state of affairs.

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Ice cracking sounds on frozen lake of US-Russia relations

Any longtime observer of Russian politics would know that the state of play in the Russian-American tango is best assessed from subplots, often obscure and unnoticed, away from its amphitheatre where gladiators cross swords. Therefore, two alleys on Ukraine crisis need to be explored.

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Avoiding Nuclear War

As the list of those who take the looming threat of nuclear war seriously keeps growing, let’s try to analyze what brought us to this sad state of affairs.