Analysis: Afghan Talks Reflect Russian Moves to Expand Global Influence

WASHINGTON � With the Trump administration still stitching together its foreign policy, priorities and staff, Russia seems intent on expanding its once-shrunken sphere of influence by exploiting gaps in America’s overseas presence.

It’s been a globe-spanning effort, with Russian leader …

Analysis: Afghan Talks Reflect Russian Moves to Expand Global Influence

WASHINGTON � With the Trump administration still stitching together its foreign policy, priorities and staff, Russia seems intent on expanding its once-shrunken sphere of influence by exploiting gaps in America’s overseas presence.

It’s been a globe-spanning effort, with Russian leader …