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Mon Mar 20, 2017, 06:59 PM

Fiona Hill - In depth article at the Daily Beast -

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/03/18/one-trump-aide-who-knows-all-about-putin.html

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Fiona Hill, the dual British-American citizen and former national intelligence officer with the U.S. National Intelligence Council, was recently named the White House's senior director for Europe and Russia. She is therefore the most influential Putinologist on a National Security Council that badly needs them.

Fiona Hill co-wrote a book on Putin as well....

She also co-wrote and article for the Brookings Institute - Oct. 6, 2016

https://www.brookings.edu/research/dealing-with-a-simmering-ukraine-russia-conflict/

The February 2015 Minsk II settlement that was to end the fighting in eastern Ukraine’s Donbas region has yet to be implemented -

If Russian efforts succeed, and sanctions are lifted without any significant progress having been made in implementing the Minsk II security provisions, Western credibility will be undermined.

The Kremlin will feel emboldened to act in a similar fashion elsewhere in the post-Soviet space. Even without further military interventions, there are a range of other troubling actions Russia could undertake: increased violations of European air and sea space; state-sponsored hacking of European politicians, political parties, and Kremlin critics during the 2017 election cycle; cyberattacks against institutions and critical infrastructure; and the encouragement of political violence by fringe groups in vulnerable states with disaffected minority groups, like the Baltic states.

It will thus be important for the new U.S. administration to maintain parallel support for sanctions and the Minsk II process, in coordination with the EU, to make clear that Russian actions do have a cost.

Additionally, the administration should push back against the Moscow narrative that Kyiv is solely at fault for Minsk’s failed implementation....

Sound familiar....Fiona Hill - The Daily Beast article asks the question - how is she advising drumpf?


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