Rex Tillerson and the Russia File

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by Hannah Gais Donald Trump may have finally abandoned his enthusiastic denialism surrounding Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. But if the events of the past week are any indication, the president-elect and his cabinet have quite the uphill battle… Continue Reading  

Trump: An Opportunity for Russia?

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by Hannah Gais On Monday, news of president-elect Donald Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin’s first telephone chat set the political world ablaze for a few hours or so. The two emphasized “mutual respect and non-interference in each other’s domestic… Continue Reading  

Biden’s Iraq War Throwback

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by Hannah Gais As the Obama administration winds down its final term, Vice President Joe Biden has started his own lecture tour of sorts. Last week, the vice president appeared at the Council on Foreign Relations to discuss the administration’s… Continue Reading  

Russia: Goodbye, Levada?

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by Hannah Gais Russia’s State Duma elections this week may have been historic for their wildly low voter turnout and another batch of accusations of voter fraud. But they also coincided with another crackdown on one of the country’s most… Continue Reading