A Malfunctioning 'Reset'; Better Relations with Russia Break Down over Charges of Kremlin Corruption
Byline: Ed Feulner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES
It has been two years now since President Obama heralded a new era in U.S.-Russian relations - a reset, as he put it. His plan was to cooperate more effectively in areas of common interest. He and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev were committed to leaving behind the suspicion and the rivalry of the past.
Fast-forward to the present. Have things improved? Considering that Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin recently called the United States a parasite on the global economy, and the State Department has put 64 Russian officials on a visa blacklist, it's fair to say: not much.
The latest round of trouble …
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Publication information: Article title: A Malfunctioning 'Reset'; Better Relations with Russia Break Down over Charges of Kremlin Corruption. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: August 16, 2011. Page number: B04. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2011 Gale Group.
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