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In this series, Geopoliticalmonitor.com examines some of the international trends that will shape 2015.

 

US-Russian relations in 2015 are likely to see more of Washington trying to maintain a precarious balancing act between expressing indignation at Russian expansionism and keeping the relationship cordial enough to keep the lines of communication open, providing Putin a face-saving way out of Ukraine and his push to annex Novoya Rossiya, ‘New Russia.’