The State Department says the U.S. is suspending bilateral contacts with Russia over Syria. That comes after last week’s threat by Secretary of State John Kerry to suspend contacts amid new attacks on the city of Aleppo. Continue reading
President Vladimir Putin on Monday suspended a Russia-U.S. deal on the disposal of weapons-grade plutonium, a move that comes amid escalating tensions over Syria between Moscow and Washington. Continue reading
In his state of the nation speech Wednesday, President Putin addressed Vice President Cheney’s criticisms of Russia’s recent record on human rights and democracy as well as other domestic concerns. Two experts discuss the reactions to the exchange of criticisms and the increasing tensions between the two countries.