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Rivals on World Stage, Russia and U.S. Quietly Seek Areas of Accord

By Anton Troianovski, David E. Sanger

31 Oct 2021 · 6 min read

It might seem as if little has changed for Russia and the United States, two old adversaries seeking to undercut each other around the world.

Russian nuclear-capable missiles have been spotted on the move near Ukraine, and the Kremlin has signaled the possibility of a new intervention there. It has tested hypersonic cruise missiles that skirt American defenses and cut all ties with the American-led NATO alliance. After a summer pause, ransomware attacks emanating from Russian territory have resumed, and in late October, Microsoft revealed a new Russian cybersurveillance campaign.

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