Peter Grier, CSM: The Trump administration’s deepening Russia problem
Ongoing revelations about the Trump team’s communications with Russian officials are causing Democrats and even some Republicans to call for a more intensive investigation.
Russia is becoming the scandal the Trump administration just can’t shake.
A steady drip of revelations regarding the Trump team’s communications with Russian officials is dismaying congressional Republicans as well as Democrats, leading to calls for a more intensive investigation into the circumstances and substance of these connections.
In particular, many lawmakers were surprised on Wednesday night by a report in The Washington Post that Attorney General Jeff Sessions had twice spoken with the Russian ambassador during the presidential campaign. In sworn testimony during his confirmation hearing, Mr. Sessions had appeared to say that no such conversations took place.
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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 2, 2017
Putin Invented This Toxic Ambassador Game -- Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg
ANALYSIS-Turkey, U.S. on collision course over Kurdish role in battle for Syria's Raqqa -- Reuters
As US pressures Iran, parallel tensions grow between Israel and Hezbollah -- Nicholas Blanford, CSM
How North Korea's Kim Jong Un dodges sanctions to keep nuclear program going -- Pamela Falk, CBS
Why Kim Jong-un might come to regret the murder of his half-brother -- Peter Ford, CSM
Analysis: Should US Return North Korea to Terrorism List? -- Jenny Lee, VOA
Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody war on drugs is impeding the sensible bits of his agenda -- The Economist
Is Xi Jinping's political ambition bad for China? -- DW
A Strategy for China’s Imperial Overstretch -- Daniel Blumenthal, The Americna Interest
Pakistan: A Powder Keg in South Asia -- Mohammed Ayoob, RCD
The fate of fragile Somalia is now in the hands of a remarkably young, diverse parliament -- Abdi Latif Dahir, Quartz
Test for Egypt as Christian families flee Islamic State hit lists -- Ahmed Aboulenein, Reuters
Mattis Is Mostly Right on NATO -- James Joyner, RCD
France’s next revolution: The vote that could wreck the European Union -- The Economist
France's Election Is Giving the World Deja Vu -- Therese Raphael, Bloomberg
Why Germans don't give compliments and how an American learned to deal with it -- Courtney Tenz, DW