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Rachel Marsden: Trump, Putin striving to strike the right balance in US-Russia relations

Rachel Marsden: Trump, Putin striving to strike the right balance in US-Russia relations

MOSCOW -- Four days before U.S.President Donald Trump's Dec. 18 speech outlining his national security strategy, I sat a few feet away from Russian President Vladimir Putin as he spent nearly four hours responding to questions at his annual press conference. Despite the ongoing hysteria in the Western media regarding the relationship between the U.S. and Russia under these two leaders (hysteria that doesn't exist in the Russian media, by the way), a new way forward is emerging — and it consists of a mix of trolling and serious cooperation.

The reality of the situation is perhaps best captured in "Good Hunting: An American Spymaster's Story," a memoir by Jack Devine, former...

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