Steven Pifer, director of the Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative and a senior fellow with the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence and the Center on the United States and Europe, explores the new legislation applying additional sanctions on Russia, the impact on the White House, and the implications for U.S.-Russia relations.

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