What’s next for US-Russia relations? Just tit for tat?

It was hard not to react on Russian actions so when US told Russia to close consulate in San Francisco and two other annexes it was probably expected. Do you think that this tit for tat approach will in the foreseeable future dominate over US-Russia relations or not, and why? Read few comments.

A meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump took place on the sidelines of the G20 summit in July. Credit: http://en.kremlin.ru

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What could be an effect of the new ceasefire in the southwestern Syria?

The new ceasefire was announced in the southwestern Syria after months of undisclosed talks between the US and Russia and after the meeting of US President Donald Trump with his Russia counterpart Vladimir Putin (Secretary Rex Tillerson even said that the aims of both countries  in Syria are exactly the same – but they differed on how they should be achieved). Do you think this initiative has any potential to be important for finding solution for Syrian conflict or perhaps not so much, and why? Read few comments.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump. Credit: http://en.kremlin.ru

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What will/should Trump and Putin talk about?

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What is the state of US-Russia relations?

It seems that the US-Russia relations under President Donald Trump are even more interesting, complicated, unclear (whether word we use) than expected. I know it is probably hard to say, but right now what does make sense to you in the US-Russia relations? Read few comments.

US Secretary of State is just visiting Moscow. Credit: https://www.state.gov/

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Putin understands absolutely how the West can be undermined

There is lot of discussions about if and how Russia tried to meddle into the US presidential election. Generally speaking what would be your assessment? Is Russia willing and capable to do this and also to try to influence the elections elsewhere (Germany, France…)? Read few comments.

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Doping as a metaphor for how Putin’s Russia operates?

Does the report about doping in Russia show something about the nature of current regime in Russia, is it possible that the report may have some political consequences? Read few comments.

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Would Brexit make Putin happy?

Many observers are claiming that President Putin root for Brexit though he did not say anything concrete about this. How do you assess this, would you say Putin would welcome Brexit, and why? Read few comments.

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