President Trump’s Strange Russia Strategy

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As the world focuses on the Singapore summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the President’s Treasury Secretary announced sanctions against five Russian entities and three individuals for their ties to Russian cyber activities, prompting some to question the Administration’s mixed signals on Russia over the past seven days.

The announcement of sanctions came on the heels of President Trump’s unexpected suggestion last week that Russia to be reintegrated into the G7 group of world leaders. Russia used to be a part of the group – then called the G8 – but was kicked out in 2014 after it invaded Ukraine and annexed Crimea.

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