“Putin is the great disruptor. He has a clear mission to undermine democracies, first and foremost, the United States,” fmr. Sec. of State Clinton says on President Biden’s meeting with Russian President Putin. https://on.msnbc.com/2SG2FEv
Expectations from today's Biden-Putin meeting have changed. From having been seen as a benefit to Putin, it has become a matter of transparency: Both will clarify what actions they dislike the most, providing oral deterrence. Biden has the stronger hand.
BREAKING: Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in the Swiss city of Geneva for a summit with U.S. President Joe Biden. Their meeting comes amid soaring Russia-U.S. tensions. http://apne.ws/poC3S8a
Dont be surprised if Putin expresses support for normalized relations with the US today. After annexing Crimea, supporting Assad, meddling in US elections, trying to assassinate Skripal, etc, to then have Biden embrace normalized relations would be a huge victory for Putin.
"NATO was born as an instrument to protect Europe and the democratic West from a threat from Moscow," @brucebrookings writes. "Its first task in 2021 and beyond must be to protect Europe and the democratic West from a threat from Moscow." https://brook.gs/3woGJwh
«Армения должна серьезно углубить военное сотрудничество с Россией на фоне политики Азербайджана, заявил Пашинян». Святая наивность! Кремль ждет-не дождется, как убрать Пашиняна из руководства Армении! Любая демократия и путинская Россия несовместимы!
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As Biden made his way through Cornwall, Brussels and, finally, Geneva, the enthusiasm for his return to the world stage was palpable, with him declaring, sometimes multiple times a day, that America is back. https://wapo.st/2Twe1eg
A private Proud Boys audio chat that was made public shows how the right-wing group fell into dysfunction and finger-pointing as its members got arrested after the US Capitol riot https://cnn.it/3xotLi1
America's first intelligence agency, the Office of Strategic Services, was established 79 years ago, on June 13, 1942. Pictured is William Donovan, highly decorated World War I officer & Director of the #OSS. The OSS was the forerunner for #SpecialOps, Bureau of #INR & #CIA.