Margaret Talev

For Margaret Talev's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

U.S. strikes said to kill scores of Russian fighters in Syria

Feb 13, 2018

U.S. strikes said to kill scores of Russian fighters in Syria

U.S. forces killed scores of Russian contract soldiers in Syria last week in what may be the deadliest clash between citizens of the former foes since the Cold War, according to a U.S. official and three Russians familiar with the matter. More than 200 mercenaries, ...

Trump-Putin talks raise fears ex-spymaster to get upper hand

/ | Jul 6, 2017

Trump-Putin talks raise fears ex-spymaster to get upper hand

Donald Trump's encounter with Russian President Vladimir Putin is raising concern among veteran American diplomats and analysts about a mismatch between a U.S. president new to global affairs and a wily former Soviet spymaster experienced in the long game of strategy and statecraft. Their highly ...

Clinton to stay mum on Trump groping video until debate

/ Oct 9, 2016

Clinton to stay mum on Trump groping video until debate

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton won't address Republican Donald Trump's crude video until their debate Sunday night, seeking to preserve the potency of the moment before a large audience, according to a campaign official who asked not to be named. Key Clinton allies have been ...