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The Evolving Stalemate Between Russia and the West

Dec 8, 2017 | 08:00 GMT
Although the details have changed, the issues that divide Moscow on one side and Washington and Europe on the other remain essentially the same as they were a year ago.

Although progress on some issues remains possible, the standoff between Russia and the West shows no sign of abating in 2018.

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At the beginning of 2017, it appeared as if the strained relationship between Russia and the West was about to undergo a substantial shift. U.S. President Donald Trump, who had campaigned on a platform of improving relations with Russia, was about to be inaugurated. Upcoming elections in the core European...

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