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Has US Russia Policy Changed?

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Over the past two weeks – or over the past 18 months, really – there has been no shortage of stories, angles, and questions surrounding the relationship between Moscow and U.S. President Donald Trump. From Trump’s former national security adviser misleading other White House officials about communications with Russia to Trump firing FBI head James Comey due, at least in part, to ongoing investigations into Russian ties to Trump’s presidential campaign — all as the White House allowed only Russian media into Trump’s recent meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov — the intrigue and developments have been difficult to keep up with. And despite Trump’s whingeing that the no politician “has been treated worse or more unfairly” than him, there’s little sign the investigations into the presidential camp’s ties with Moscow will let up anytime soon.

All the while, though, Washington’s post-Soviet policy continues ahead — and continues, some........

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