Less is Better in US-Russian Relations Today

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Beware of rapid improvement in US-Russian relations – this is a key idea of a recent article by a renowned US scholar Thomas Graham Jr. on perspectives of Russia-US interaction in a new phase. The article was published on February 13 in “Rossiyskaya Gazeta”, the main Russian daily newspaper, and prepared by the author specially for Rethinking Russia think tank.

Foreign Press Review (06.02-12.02)

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Last week witnessed another information battle in the US media as Fox News host Bill O’Reilly called Russian President Vladimir Putin “a killer” during an interview with US President Donald Trump, but Trump said in response that “there are a lot of killers. We’ve got a lot of killers. What, you think our country’s so innocent?” reminding the interviewer about the US invasion of Iraq. This statement provoked a burning debate in the US with some hawks accusing Trump of betrayal of his voters and describing his words as “anti-American”.