Russia and the US: The End of Evangelism (David Shipler)

Today, Vladimir Putin’s Russia seems driven only by a non-ideological impulse to protect its borderlands militarily, promote itself economically, and expand its international reach to recover its reputation from the humiliation of decline.

VIDEO: NATO-Russia Tensions Rise, Arms Makers Benefit (The Real News)

For the first time, the U.S. has deployed advanced Patriot missiles as part of military exercises in the Baltic region, escalating tensions with Russia and helping boost military industry stock prices to record highs. Aaron Mate of The Real News talks with Daryl Kimball, the executive director of the independent, non-partisan Arms Control Association.

VIDEO: Stephen F. Cohen On MSNBC Talking US-Russia Relations and RussiaGate

Princeton and NYU Professor Emeritus and Nation contributor Stephen F. Cohen talks to MSNBC’s Ali Veshi. According to Cohen “the relationship with Russia today is a dangerous as it has ever been in my lifetime. What does Russia want? It doesn’t want this relationship, it’s bad for Russia, it’s bad for Putin, it’s bad for the ambitions Putin has to rebuild Russia at home…”

Donald Trump Jr.’s Emails Aren’t a “Smoking Gun” or Evidence of Criminal Collusion (Democracy Now, feat. Glenn Greenwald)

Democracy Now! speaks with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald, co-founder of The Intercept, who notes that Democrats have had similar entanglements with foreign governments.

 

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