Relations between Moscow And Washington are on a precipitous decline as Russia attempts to assert itself as a resurgent world power in eastern Europe and the Middle East. Deploying nuclear-tipped long-range missiles in its Baltic enclave in Kaliningrad and anti-aircraft batteries across Syria, threatening military partnerships with Cuba and Egypt and dispensing of a 16-year-old US-Russia nuclear agreement, the Kremlin and the country’s kleptocratic president,

Vladimir Putin, appear to be preparing the nation for prolonged conflict with the West. And decades of cold war between Soviet Russia and the United States never featured such a brazen attempt at disrupting the government of the other as we are witnessing today, according to US intelligence agencies. FULL REPORT