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'The Ball Is Very Much in the Russian Court'

Avoiding another Cold War may require Moscow to change course.
Source: Sputnik / Mikhail Klimentyev / Kremlin / Reuters

On Thursday, it was Americans who learned they were being kicked out of Russia. On Friday, it was Europeans. Russia’s Foreign Ministry of several European nations and ordered the expulsion of their diplomats; their number precisely mirrored the number of Russian diplomats expelled by Western nations on Monday. In all, 28 nations expelled 153 Russians over the past week in response to Moscow’s alleged role in the by nerve agent of Sergei Skripal, a former Russian spy, and his daughter, Yulia, in the U.K. The U.S. expelled by far the

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