President Donald Trump has denied numerous times that the Russians were involved with the 2016 presidential elections.
As the president lays out his first-year achievements, his exiled former strategist will cast a long shadow.
Ethnic and religious tensions and distrust of media have cast shadows over democratic rule, says Duncan Innes-Ker of the EIU.
Toys R Us significantly missed its holiday sales target, further complicating its efforts to emerge from bankruptcy.
The department made clear that this was not a sanctions list, but it does cast a shadow over Russian elites that could potentially be at risk of sanctions.