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Evgueni Novikov discusses US-Russia relations on WJLA/News 8 Capital Insider

U.S.-Russia relations and the so-call “reset button”

By George Jackson

Thursday was “Victory Day” in Moscow — the 68th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s triumph in World War II. Once again, President Vladimir Putin took to the world stage.

In the past few weeks, Russia has been key to the Boston Marathon Bombing investigation and negotiations over Syria’s civil war.

Dr. Evgueni Novikov, Senior Fellow, Center for a Secure Free Society and former senior official in the Communist Party, discussed those issues with Capital Insider.

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U.S., Russia ‘reset’ button must focus on counterterrorism

May 9 marks the 68th anniversary of Moscow’s Victory Day celebrating the Soviet Union’s triumph in World War II. The anniversary puts President Vladimir Putin on the world stage from Moscow.

Arguably the benefactor from America’s “Reset Button,” Putin won an unprecedented third term largely through outmaneuvering his U.S. counterpart thereby fostering resurgent nationalism within Russia. Putin got the better deal in the New START agreement on nuclear arms reduction, has continued to test U.S. resolve with submarine patrols in the Gulf of Mexico and strategic bomber fly-bys off Alaska and Guam, all the while supporting anti-U.S. regimes in Iran, Syria, Cuba and Venezuela.

Meanwhile, America has inherited one of Russia’s principal threats: Chechen terrorists.  Some “Reset Button.”… (more…)