US Sanctions Against Russia: Outlook Under President Trump

Law360, New York (January 4, 2017, 12:28 PM EST) -- Simeon M. Kriesberg

Jing Zhang President-elect Donald J. Trump has expressed admiration for Russian President Vladimir Putin, and the two reportedly had a warm exchange about the future relationship of the two countries soon after the U.S. election outcome was announced. As a result, many have speculated that a Trump administration may relax the U.S. sanctions against Russia that were imposed in response to Russia’s actions in Ukraine and its annexation of Crimea. In recent days, this speculation has intensified in the wake of Trump’s choice for secretary of state and statements by his incoming White House chief of staff suggesting...

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