The list of items put out to the Western media about what was discussed at the summit between presidents Putin and Trump covered the usual issues: Syria, Iran, Israel, terrorism etc. These need discussing and the issue of Syria and the issue of Iran's presence certainly need settling. So a Putin-Trump summit for those purposes … Continue reading Sell Out Ukraine?
Finally, yesterday, 14 July at least one newspaper in Russia has reported on the indictment in Washington DC of 12 GRU (Russian military intelligence) officers for hacking into the computers of Hillary Clinton's campaign from March through to November 2016. Without going into too much detail, the liberal Novaya Gazeta gives this as background to … Continue reading Russian Intelligence and The Election
Presidents Trump and Putin meet on Monday 16 July in Finland. When leaders get together one on one, their advisers and the bureaucracy that answers to them become extremely nervous; tetchy, even. When the Americans and the Russians get together without the Europeans, then the anxiety levels rise even further. And President Trump uses anxiety … Continue reading The Trump-Putin Summit