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2018-02-15

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2018-02-15
The Deep State Is Very Real
How the Deep State stopped better relations with Russia.

By Robert W. Merry
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2018-02-15
Dutch Official Admits Lying About Meeting With Putin: Is Fake News Used by Russia or About Russia? (excerpt)

By Glenn Greenwald
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2018-02-15
Russia's Clash With the West Is About Geography, Not Ideology
The Marshall Plan recognized the limits of U.S. power in Europe. To be successful, so must diplomacy with Moscow today.

BY BENN STEIL
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2018-02-13
Why Democrats Are Obsessed with Russia

By Ted Galen Carpenter
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2018-02-13
Democratic ties to Russia are ample, and often ethically dubious

BY SHARYL ATTKISSON
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2018-02-13
In the Russia probe, what if no one is guilty?

By F.H. Buckley
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2018-02-13
The FBI Was Desperate for Somebody to Spy On
The Steele dossier served up an improbable tale about Carter Page, but it would have to do.

By Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.
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2018-02-12
Why the Directors of Russias Intelligence Agencies Visited Washington (Op-ed)
Secret meetings between the U.S. and Russia are the best hope for restoring relations
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2018-02-12
Is the Steele Dossier Full of Russian Dirt or British?

By JAMES GEORGE JATRAS
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Russia House

2017-12-07

Russia Barred From Winter Olympics After Heavy US Lobbying
No doubt, after humiliating and denying the Russians the pleasure of competing in winter sports the US will proclaim it is interested in good relations but that Russia is to blame.

No state-sponsored doping was revealed or proven, it all rests on the allegations of a single wacko who was caught himself, but Russia pays the price of being the geopolitical boogeyman of the West, and being profiled as a dope-happy Eastern European nation.

By Jason Ditz

After over a century of international games celebrating friendly global competition, the International Olympic Committee has announced that they will be fully banning the Russian Federation from participating in the 2018 Winter Olympics, the first time a nation has ever been forbidden from sending competitors.

Officially, this is being done to punish Russia for doping among athletes. In reality, the move was heavily lobbied for by the US and a series of allies, a push that was primarily about US-Russia tensions in recent years.

The doping scandal, after all, was nothing particularly new, and accusations of doping among athletes from Eastern Europe have gone back for generations without any such bans being seriously contemplated.

The IOC says it will allow certain athletes from Russia to participate under a neutral flag, but only in individual events. No Russian teams will be allowed to be fielded in any team sports.
The US, of course, praised the move, saying that excluding the Russians was a strong and principled decision for the IOC, and one that ensures doping will never happen again.
Russia banned from the Winter Olympics. Individual Russians who are cleared to compete will wear a neutral uniform. And the Russian flag won't fly at the games. It's possible that Moscow will now pull all its athletes & block release of Hockey players from the KHL. https://t.co/a9Jncimun4

Bryan MacDonald (@27khv)
December 5, 2017

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