The Russian authorities have made it clear there will be no deal. On the contrary, the Kremlin, like Washington, expresses its readiness to raise the stakes and, if necessary, increase the pressure on Syria.
Today, giving back Crimea would be fatal.
At the moment we should view [Trump] with optimism, but we shouldn't relax and think that everything will turn out as we need it to.
No other country in the world was as happy as Russia about the election of the new U.S. president. The Russian military supply store Voentorg even offered some holiday discounts to the U.S. in celebration of Trump’s inauguration. It seems that people in Russia were happier than people in the United States about [Read more]
Sharp-tongued journalists from the White House press pool have already compared Trump's press secretary to Saddam Hussein's official representative.
<i>The American and Russian presidents have a fundamental need to continually manage external threats. Trump and Putin are alike, even though they have not met.</i>
The main “innovation” of the Trump era, which began on Jan. 20, is assumed to be the ever-closer relationship between the United States and Russia [Read more]
Top prize for the Kremlin would be restored control over the post-Soviet space: above all, over Ukraine and Georgia.
Kiev's foreign policy is built on simple-minded, destructive assumptions: to lobby the West to continue the anti-Russian sanctions and to beg the West for aid and loans.
In matters of foreign and security policy in Europe and opposition to Putin's aggression in Ukraine, Trump will follow the path of the majority of the Republican Congress and his vice president.
Donald Trump has promised hatred, and hatred is what he will deliver.