The U.S.- Russian Venn Diagram

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Tuesday’s meeting between U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Sochi, Russia, was the result of a recent phone call between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.  According to Lavrov, both heads of state directed to their subordinates to intensify the dialogue between their two countries.

The agenda was anchored in arms control and nuclear issues, but it covered the globe, where the U.S. and Russia are oftentimes coming down on opposite sides of the issues.

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