BENGALURU: The recent U.S.-Russia summit in Geneva came, to use a sporting metaphor, against the run of play. The two countries have recently been caught up in an escalating spiral of economic sanctions, mutual recriminations, and confrontations—directly or through proxies—in multiple geographies, across seas and continents. In the polarised politics of the U.S. today, the “Russian threat” is one of few issues on which almost all political persuasions find common ground. Each country expelled large numbers of diplomatic and consular staff of the other country. U.S. sanctions were made applicable to third countries with major defence or energy projects with Russia....Read More
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