The outrage over Trump’s comments at the joint press conference meant an opportunity for meaningful debate about policy was lost.
The extensive media coverage of the Helsinki meeting was almost universally critical of Trump, which overshadowed the chance to ask more meaningful questions about how the world deals with Russia.
Interpreter Marina Gross at work in Helsinki.
Interpreters' notes are used as a short-term memory aid, not a full record of a discussion.
US intelligence assessments have concluded that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to some degree. Trump prefers the Russian version of events.
After a week spent trampling the international order, Trump capped his performance by giving Vladimir Putin the benefit of the doubt.
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Vladimir Putin is a masterful politician. The US president he's dealing with is not.
A meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump will be the focus of much global attention this week.
The interest and theatre around the Helsinki meeting may be high, but meaningful negotiation is seriously restricted for many reasons.
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Despite months of speculation that Donald Trump might fire him, Robert Mueller and his investigation are not going away.
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks to the students on July 21, 2017.
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Stepping back from the current crisis in US-Russia relations, a Soviet expert asks: what's in store for Russia in the long term, and is a peaceful transition possible when Putin's gig is up?
The much-anticipated meeting between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump finally took place at the G20 summit in Hamburg.
While the full details of the much-anticipated Trump-Putin meeting are not yet known, it appears Donald Trump gained little while conceding much.
The White House appears to be in disarray amid outrage at reports that Donald Trump shared sensitive information with Russia.
The US president's sharing of sensitive information with the Russian foreign minister is not only inept, it shows an alarming lack of understanding of Russia's role in the Syrian conflict.
The White House's absurd rationale for firing Comey could mask something deeply disturbing.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Moscow, April 12 2017.
Relations between Russia and the United States have reached an all-time low since the US strike on Syria. But Moscow knows that Washington will need its support if tension rises with North Korea.
The future of the relationship between the US and Russia depends on whether the Kremlin can find a way to interpret Trump's motives.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is welcomed by US Ambassador to Russia John Tefft.
US-Russia relations have hit their roughest patch since the Cold War. What's in store for the Trump administration's first official visit to Moscow?
The rocky relationship between Russia and the West is on a knife edge. But simple dialogue and face-to-face discussions can go a long way to easing tensions.
The slow drip of leaks about the Trump team's Russian connections has given way to something much more threatening.
Uncertainty about Trump’s capacity to respond rationally to unexpected crises makes the coming year a dangerous one for America and the world.
The breakdown of established liberal democratic norms has become the theme of Donald Trump’s election to the presidency of the United States. For this reason America and the White House are likely to be…
We’ll have to see if the Trump administration will have friendlier relations with Russia.
This year will likely bring a significant improvement in relations between the United States and Russia, as well as a raft of possible changes to global politics. Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin…
Michael Flynn’s departure has left the White House under a cloud.
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Losing a national security adviser is one thing – weeks and months of slow-drip crises is quite another.
Celebrate good times, come on.
For all the chatter about the Kremlin's supposed preference for Trump over Clinton, its strategy is far from clear.