Friday, June 18, 2021
Putin ignored or rebuffed Biden's warnings on cyber threats and human rights, but progress was made on agreeing strategic stability talks.
- Biden's comment that Russia is "squeezed" by China hints at the far greater priority his team assigns to Beijing .
- Russian ransomware attacks may increase as a deniable, asymmetric tactic
- Moscow wants to engage on Afghanistan but has little to contribute, apart from not behaving disruptively.