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The Briefing: Reset Interrupted

The U.S. Embassy in Moscow
The U.S. Embassy in Moscow

There's apparently not going to be any new reset. Moscow retaliates against new sanctions by ordering the United States diplomatic missions in Russia be drastically slashed.

On the Power Vertical Briefing, we look at the deteriorating Russian-American relationship and what we can expect next.

Joining me is RFE/RL's News Editor Steve Gutterman.


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The Power Vertical is a blog written especially for Russia wonks and obsessive Kremlin watchers by Brian Whitmore. It offers Brian's personal take on emerging and developing trends in Russian politics, shining a spotlight on the high-stakes power struggles, machinations, and clashing interests that shape Kremlin policy today. Check out The Power Vertical Facebook page or


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