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March 29, 2018

Putin just kicked out 150 Western diplomats. What comes next could be much worse

Featuring Rachel Rizzo

Source: Vox

Journalist Alex Ward

The Trump administration and its allies around the world expelled hundreds of Russian diplomats earlier this week after a former double agent was poisoned in the UK by operatives thought to be working for the Kremlin.

Now Russia is striking back.

On Thursday, the Kremlin said it would expel 150 Western diplomats — including 60 American officials — and close the US Consulate in St. Petersburg. Top State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert said removing 60 US diplomats from Russia was “not justified,” noting it was not a “tit for tat” action.

Read the full article on Vox.


  • Rachel Rizzo

    Former Adjunct Fellow, Transatlantic Security Program

    Rachel Rizzo is an adjunct fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), working in the Transatlantic Security Program. Her research focuses on European security, N...