Oil Prices Fueling Russia's Disruption of U.S. Foreign Policy

Moscow has become a thorn in Washington’s side as rising oil prices give Russia ‘comfort zone’ to rebuild a superpower.


A Cold War foe is proving a major obstacle to Washington's foreign policy goals, blocking sanctions on Syria and Iran, and short-circuiting efforts to build a missile shield in Europe. And so long as oil prices remain high Russia will continue its role as a thorn in Uncle Sam's side.

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