Category Archives: Russian Federation

Opinion | Resign- Mike Pompeo. Resign- John Bolton. – by Bret Stephens – NYT

Before the word “resignation” became a euphemism for being fired, it connoted a sense of public integrity and personal honor. Attorney General Elliot Richardson and his deputy, William Ruckelshaus, showed both qualities when they resigned from the Nixon administration during … Continue reading

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Opinion | For Trump Failure Is the Only Option – by Paul Krugman – NYT

So Donald Trump went to a NATO summit, insulted our allies, then made the absurd demand not just that they increase defense spending — which they should — but that they raise it to 4 percent of G.D.P., much higher … Continue reading

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Opinion | The Art of Containing Trump (and Putin) – By Stephen Sestanovich – NYT

Divided administrations produce incoherent diplomacy. That’s why President Trump’s meeting next Monday in Helsinki, Finland, with Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, is unlikely to go well. In their preparations for the summit, Mr. Trump and his advisers appeared to recognize the … Continue reading

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Editorial | Trump’s Shadowy Money Trail – The New York Times

“This sort of suspicious cash was at the heart of a recent report by The Washington Post that found that in the decade before the election, Mr. Trump did something unusual for a real estate developer — he all but … Continue reading

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Opinion | Vladimir Putin- the Most Influential Man in the World – by David Brooks – NYT

Who is the most influential human being on the planet? My vote goes to Vladimir Putin. Putin has established himself as one pole in the great global debate of the era, the debate between authoritarianism and democracy. He has a … Continue reading

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Behold Vladimir V. Potemkin – by Antony J. Blinken – NYT

If Xi Jinping is the world’s most powerful man, conventional wisdom puts Vladimir Putin a close second. He’s made his own bare-chested virility synonymous with a resurgent Russia. Mr. Putin seems to be playing on every chessboard, from what Russia … Continue reading

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A Russian Threat on Two Fronts Meets an American Strategic Void – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — Just hours after President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia boasted last week about producing “invincible” new nuclear arms designed to evade American missile defenses, President Trump’s nominee to command the nation’s military cyberunits was being grilled at a … Continue reading

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Attacking the ‘Woke’ Black Vote – by Charles Blow – NYT

One thing that is clear to me following the special counsel’s indictment of 13 Russians and three companies for interfering with our election is that the black vote was specifically under attack, from sources foreign and domestic. And this attack … Continue reading

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America’s Natural Gas Hurdles – by Agnia Grigas – NYT

These changes would strengthen America’s domestic energy sector, limit calls to curtail America’s L.N.G. exports, reduce the need for imports, and help the country compete with Russia in the global natural gas markets. Policy and infrastructure has not kept pace … Continue reading

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

Originally posted on Inconvenient News .Wordpress.com:
“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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