Global Politics

What's Behind the Rising Tensions in US-Russia Relations

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President Barack Obama and NSC Senior Director for Russian Affairs Mike McFaul listen during a phone call with President Dmitry Medvedev of Russia, in the Oval Office, Feb. 24, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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US ties with Russia have been deeply strained since Prime Minister Vladamir Putin began his re-election campaign for president.

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