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Why the Justice Department Dropped Charges Over “Russian Interference”

Ultimately, the prosecution’s case was dead on arrival When Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel dropped indictments against 13 Russian individuals and three companies for using social media “to interfere with the U.S. political system, including the 2016 presidential election,” the American mainstream media class treated this as groundbreaking, indisputable evidence that Russia had indeed meaningfully interfered in the 2016 election. Headline after headline from then on accused Russian trolls of everything...

24.03.2020

Why Should Putin Help Trump?

... presidential race back in 2016. Andrey Kortunov: Trump 2.0: End of the Old Era, but Not the Beginning of a New One Let me put aside an important question about whether the Kremlin can indeed exercise a significant influence on the course of the US elections or even define its outcome. I personally tend to believe that no external player has the resources, the skills, and the infrastructure needed to do that. Maybe, I have a higher opinion on the resilience of US political institutions and procedures ...

25.02.2020

Trump 2.0: End of the Old Era, but Not the Beginning of a New One

... reelection in November are very high, and they continue to grow literally with every passing week. Attempts to impeach the president only united the Republican majority in the Senate. The Democratic Party very clearly demonstrated its unpreparedness for the elections, even at the first primaries in Iowa. And in the international arena, Trump recently managed to conclude an extremely important Phase 1 agreement between the United States and China to resolve bilateral trade disputes. What will Trump’s increasingly ...

11.02.2020

Trump’s Election Manifesto and US Policy Outlook

The US policy towards Russia and Ukraine will remain unchanged if Trump wins in November. Russia will continue to be perceived as a geopolitical adversary with high domestic political toxicity (not that its evaporation is expected), and Ukraine will be instrumental in containing Russia and Europe. On February 5, just hours before Donald Trump’s predictable victory in the Senate impeachment vote, he gave the annual State of the Union address. Valdai Club expert Dmitry Suslov , Deputy Director...

10.02.2020

Where the 2020 Candidates Stand on Russia

... States. Those plans range from healthcare to foreign policy, to green manufacturing — to almost everything in between. When it comes to Russia, the former Harvard professor proposes “strong, targeted penalties on Russia for its attempts to subvert elections” and implementing policies that will help make America’s European allies “energy independent.” This is, of course, consistent with her voting record while in the Senate, where she has voted repeatedly to sanction Russia on virtually ...

27.01.2020

What to Expect in 2020 for Russia–US Relations

... democracy." The problem is — there is not much reason to believe these forecasts of doom and discord will come to fruition. Russia will likely be absent from the 2020 presidential election in the same way it was missing from the 2017 German elections , the 2018 US midterms , and the most recent UK general election. In each instance aforementioned, there was wild speculation that Russia would interfere to tip the ballot box in its favour in the same way it allegedly did so in 2016. And yet ...

27.12.2019

Disinformation 2020 – US elections, AI, deepfakes, manipulation

An Oxford study of the 2018 US elections showed most of social media fake news and election interference came from domestic US sources. Regardless, as 2020 US election frenzy begins, prepare for an ever louder cacophony of howls on Russian meddling.Source: life.shared.com Almost everything ...

25.10.2019

Is Socialism the Bright Future Awaiting America?

Politics in the US is becoming increasingly polarized, leaving millennials no other choice The sudden rise of far left members of the US House of Representatives has become one of the highlights of this political season in Washington. A particular object of attention has been the “Squad” formed by charismatic Democratic congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (New York), Ilhan Omar (Minnesota), Ayanna Pressley (Massachusetts), and Rashida Tlaib (Michigan). All four are capable, ambitious minority...

05.08.2019

Boris gearing up for General Elections in Fall of 2019

Right from his start as Prime Minister of the UK, Boris Johnson prepares for quick general elections. Boris started his first day with big lofty promises: better education; fantastic new infrastructure; “caring for the whole country” incl. rural districts; brand new wideband into “every” home. And so on. Boris serves the public a rehash ...

30.07.2019

Europe’s Greens as Future Strategic Partners of Russia

Even the most intractable European critics of the Kremlin will hardly object to cooperation in environmental issues Igor Makarov: Fifty Shades of Green When analyzing last month’s European Parliament elections, most observers primarily focus on the impressive results of the right-wing populists and Eurosceptics. Naturally, the advance of the right-wing parties is a major factor in the current political life of Europe. However, a factor that is of ...

02.07.2019
 

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  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
 
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