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Why I’m No Longer a Russiagate Skeptic - POLITICO Magazine
"Facts are piling up, and it’s getting harder to deny what’s staring us in the face."
russia  donald_trump  vladimir_putin  usa  conspiracies  politics 
12 weeks ago by niksilver
Trump, Putin and the New Cold War - POLITICO Magazine
"By the end of Putin’s first few years in power, he had succeeded in taking control over virtually all rival power centers, real and potential. Those years saw the end of Russia’s independent media, the canceling of regional elections, the neutering of the federal parliament, and the renationalization of valuable oil and gas assets. Most grimly of all, they saw the ruthless and barbaric war against separatists in Chechnya."
russia  politics  vladimir_putin  history 
december 2017 by niksilver
POLITICO Cabinet: How to tame Russia - POLITICO
"Several participants said that Russia has effectively declared political war on the West, even if Europe and the United States haven’t quite grasped that yet."
russia  analysis  politics  vladimir_putin 
october 2017 by niksilver
The Road to a Free Europe Goes Through Moscow - POLITICO Magazine
"Through means both covert (internet troll factories) and overt (a €9 million loan to Marine Le Pen’s National Front), the Kremlin aids and abets a wide variety of disruptive movements and figures in the Western world, no matter how radical or seemingly hopeless the cause, on the calculation that such a strategy is low risk and high reward."
russia  propaganda  vladimir_putin  politics  brexit 
march 2017 by niksilver
Putin’s Real Long Game - POLITICO Magazine
"This war seeks, at home and abroad, to erode our values, our democracy, and our institutional strength; to dilute our ability to sort fact from fiction, or moral right from wrong; and to convince us to make decisions against our own best interests."
politics  russia  usa  vladimir_putin 
january 2017 by niksilver

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