The U.S. opposes the recent agreement about Syria and has criticized the Turkish position.
[M]oscow has now been formally accused of helping both Trump and Sanders ... it doesn’t matter who wins the presidential election, it’s all the same.
The fate of the treaty now depends on the political will of the United States establishment.
The Merkel-Putin summit in Moscow might signal that the EU’s policy toward Russia is changing and Brussels may ease sanctions against Moscow, paving the way for reconciliation between Europe and Russia.
Putin has said that Russia had to develop the Avangard and other weapons systems because of US efforts to develop a missile defense system that he claimed could erode Russia’s nuclear deterrent.
Neither the Christmas turkey nor the plum pudding may be quite delectable in the White House later this month after last Thursday’s watershed movement forward in the constitutional history of the United States.
An 8,000 km cross-border gas pipeline project is but one example of nations looking beyond the US to shore up multilateralism and cooperation.
[Z]elenskiy had campaigned on a double promise ... the "Trump affair" is exactly at the crossroads of these two promises.
Putin ... believes that the future lies in putting national interests first. The fact that he has found a soulmate in Donald Trump makes him more assured in this belief, not less.
One does not have to be an adversary of the president to say that, regardless of whether it is Trump's intention or not, many of his decisions are extremely favorable for Putin.