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Sanctions Tit for Tat

The fact that relations between the US and Russia remain in the doldrums is likely no surprise to most. However, recent moves by the US Department of the Treasury and Russia’s threatened responses thereto indicate that any hope for improved ties in the near future seems totally baseless. While the US agency’s actions are designed to keep up pressure on the Russian government for what most Western nations see as serious violations of international law, the moves have done nothing but elicit the threat of tit-for-tat responses from the Kremlin.

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