Aaron Mate and Alyona Minkovski: FBI, DOJ Eye Russian Media Outlets as ‘Foreign Agents’

The US Justice Department and FBI are scrutinizing the Russian state-owned Sputnik and RT networks as potential ‘foreign agents,’ raising questions of press freedom, says independent journalist Alyona Minkovski.

Reconsidering Russia PODCAST: Ambassador Jack Matlock Talks With Pietro Shakarian

In this wide-ranging interview, Ambassador Matlock discusses his interest in Russia, his first assignment in Moscow in 1961, his work for Presidents Reagan and Bush, Sr. as the American ambassador to the Soviet Union from 1987 to 1991, and his first impressions of, and meetings with, Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev. Matlock also reflects on the folly of NATO expansion and an interventionist American foreign policy.

Josh Cohen: Here’s what a realistic Ukraine settlement may look like

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis wants the Trump administration to supply Ukraine with “defensive weapons” to combat the Russian-supported separatists occupying parts of eastern Ukraine’s Donbass region. On a recent visit to Kiev, Mattis told a news conference that these weapons “are not provocative unless you are an aggressor, and clearly Ukraine is not an aggressor.”

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