Category Archives: Russian Federation

We’re All Part of Trump’s Show – by Brett Stephens – NYT

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“This is why there’s a Colosseum in Rome, and why public spectacle, theater, cinema, TV and now the internet have always been handmaids of dictators. In Russia, it’s all about casting the president…

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RT- Sputnik and Russia’s New Theory of War – The New York Times

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The Fake Americans Russia Created to Influence the Election – by Scott Shane – NYT News

“Sometimes an international offensive begins with a few shots that draw little notice. So it was last year when Melvin Redick of Harrisburg, Pa., a friendly-looking American with a backward baseball cap and a young daughter, posted on Facebook a … Continue reading

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Oh, Wait. Maybe It Was Collusion. – By JOHN SIPHER and STEVE HALL – former CIA – NYT

It is entirely plausible, for example, that the original Russian hack of the Democratic National Committee’s computer servers was an effort simply to collect intelligence and get an idea of the plans of the Democratic Party and its presidential candidate. … Continue reading

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The Russians Were Involved. But It Wasn’t About Collusion. – by Daniel Hoffman – NYT

“I know all this from having spent much of my 30-year government career, including with the C.I.A., observing Soviet, and then Russian, intelligence operations. I came to realize that President Vladimir Putin, who spent his formative years in the K.G.B., … Continue reading

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Trump’s Gift to Putin in the Mideast – by Vali R Nasr – NYT

“WASHINGTON — Over the past two months, even as American-trained forces were driving Islamic State insurgents out of the major Iraqi city of Mosul, the war next door in Syria was taking a dangerous but little-remarked turn — one far … Continue reading

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Mini-Donald’s Major Fail – by Frank Bruni – NYT

“Sometimes the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Sometimes the apple is also considerably dimmer than the tree. And sometimes the apple must be thrown under the bus so that the tree and a few of its most crucial … Continue reading

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A Conspiracy of Dunces – by Ross Douthat – NYT

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“Here is a good rule of thumb for dealing with Donald Trump: Everyone who gives him the benefit of the doubt eventually regrets it.This was true of clients and contractors and creditors throughout…

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The Trumps Embraced a Russian Plot – by Nicholas Kristof – NYT

“The astonishing email just released by Donald Trump Jr., setting up the meeting last year with a Russian lawyer, is devastating for the White House. Above all, it underscores that the Trump family knew of a secret Russian campaign to … Continue reading

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Putin Meets His Progeny – by Charles Blow – NYT

“Team Trump wants us all to get over this annoying Russia thing and just move on. Sorry sir, not going to happen.At the G-20 meeting in Hamburg, Germany, Donald Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the man whose thumb … Continue reading

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