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Taking the Next Steppe

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The United States is constantly evaluating Putin’s status and how to approach him, balancing public pronouncements that the Russians immediately reject out of pride with quiet communications that tend to be more effective. On any given day, lower level officials in Moscow and Washington are sharing intelligence and negotiating over collaborative efforts, while others are finding new ways to insult and score points off each other.

Relations with Russia were always going to be, and always will be, complicated. But it’s difficult not to think we’d be treated with a little more respect, if we’d actually listen when Russian intelligence does something like warn us about the Tsarnaev brothers.