Vladimir Putin has no interest in the deal Thomas Graham suggests he now wants, Vitaly Portnikov says; and consequently, if Washington pursues the course the former US diplomat and current Kissinger Associate advisor proposes, it will only embarrass itself.
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US Intelligence to Testify on Russian Hacking; Moldova, Transnistria Leaders Meet for First Time in 8 Years
US intelligence officials are to testify on claims of Russian hacking amid skepticism. Moldovan and Transnistria leaders meet for the first time in 8 years.
Russian Media Sees Kissinger Visit As ‘Greetings from GOP’ and Possible Back Channel for White House
LIVE UPDATES: Yesterday Secretary of State Henry Kissinger met with President Vladimir Putin in a “private meeting” which a Russian analyst believes may have been a message from the Republican Party. Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including the Russian government’s foreign and domestic policies. […]
Former Russian Intelligence Officers Behind Boisto “Track II” Talks – and Now the Flawed Minsk Agreement
On February 10, Marina Perevozkina of Moskovsky Komsomolets (MK) published an interview with former intelligence officer Leonid Reshetnikov, now director of the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies (RISI) headlined “Idea of Minsk Agreements was Born in Finland.” It is a fascinating expose of the role some American scholars of Russia played in the confidential preludes to […]
The Interpreter Obtains List of Prospective Attendees for Russian Valdai Club Annual Meeting
The Interpreter has obtained a copy of the list of people recommended for participation in the prestigious annual Valdai International Discussion Club meeting organized by the Russian government with Russian experts from around the world. Some highlights: Kevin Rudd, former Prime Minister of Australia Mary Dejevsky, columnist for The Independent David Miliband, former British Secretary […]