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Russia, US: “Burger Diplomacy”

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, North America, Russia, U.S.A., Governance, International Relations, Politics

Vadim Nikitin [1] wonders if the Medvedev-Obama meeting is a sign that “[…] the Russian President, for so long considered a mere window dressing to Prime Ministerial rule, might stick around longer than Putin might like?” Robert Amsterdam [2] writes that “burger diplomacy” is “[…] an apt epithet for a relationship that is, in the moment, enticingly satisfying, but in the long term, possibly artery-blocking: as the Russian president put it, ‘not quite healthy, but very tasty’ [3].” Mark Adomanis reports [4] on the arrest of ten alleged Russian spies by the FBI.