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Why Joe Biden’s Russia-bashing is a tactical mistake

By Mark Galeotti viaYou might not think that Geoff Norcott, the self-proclaimed conservative comedian, has something to contribute to western relations with Russia, but you’d be wrong. And it’s a shame that President Biden doesn’t seem to have read Where […]

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Can Biden Iron Out the Contradictions in His Five Policy Goals?

In the run-up to his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Biden stressed the importance of having a “stable and predictable” relationship. In turn, the rest of the world—and the U.S. Congress—will also be looking for signs that, in tying […]

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Biden avoids diplomacy with Russia

By M.K. Bhadrakumar viaThe Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov exhorted today in an extraordinary statement that the state authorities and the society at large must mobilise their resources amid the West’s pressure. Addressing an audience in Vladivostok, Lavrov said,“Now that […]

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Biden’s Moscow Outreach Exposes Europe’s Disarray

By Philip Stephens via U.S. President Joe Biden’s summit with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin might have been an opportunity for the European Union to reframe its relationship with its belligerent neighbor. Instead, the thaw between Washington and Moscow has […]

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Biden has an opportunity to begin rebuilding the U.S.’s fractured relationship with Russia

By Katrina Vanden viaAs President Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet in Geneva for their first in-person summit of Biden’s presidency, they’ll have an opportunity to reverse a dangerous and in many ways unprecedented deterioration in relations between the […]

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Biden and Putin break the ice

By M.K. Bhadrakumar Via Indian Punchline Six days into the Joe Biden presidency, the first telephone conversation between POTUS and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin took place on Tuesday. Who took the initiative remains a tantalising detail, given the tense […]

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Knowing ‘liberal international order’ needs Russia as enemy to galvanize West, Moscow braces for aggressive Biden foreign policy

By Glenn Diesen Via Russia Times Donald Trump’s efforts to reduce the ideologically driven base of US foreign policy fuelled great resentment among those who believed it betrayed Washington’s leadership position in the so-called “liberal international order.” Now that power […]

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Biden can’t lose sight of the nuclear crisis

By Katrina vanden Heuvel Via Washington Post At Wednesday’s inauguration, President-elect Joe Biden is likely to address the “four historic crises” he has repeatedly identified as confronting our country: a global pandemic, a severe recession, climate change and systemic racism. […]

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Founder of American University in Moscow hopes Biden era will bring about changes in U.S., Russian relations

By FRANK SHATZ Via The Virginia Gazette “Forget about Biden’s statement, ‘America is back — we’re at the head of the table once again,’ ” said Dr. Edward Lozansky, the founder and president of the American University in Moscow, in […]

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Russia vs the Biden Administration (excerpt)

….The sad truth is that US politicians know very little about Russia, a country which they hate and fear, but not a country they even begin to understand. In this case, what US politicians will not realize is that Russia […]