The effects of sanctions on Russia so far are open to debate, because low oil prices plunged the country into a recession in the same year that some of the penalties were implemented.
Heading into the new year, tensions between Moscow and Washington show no sign of abating. The United States is continuing its investigations of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election; both sides have accused each other of arms treaty violations; and both countries are continuing to build up their...
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