The United States should strike a “middle path” in its policy toward Russia: standing up for core U.S. principles and values but also cooperating with Russia where necessary.
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Declining hydrocarbon prices and a gas dispute with Russia have kept Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov from bringing back the luster and prosperity of Turkmenistan’s golden age. The next few years promise to be even harder for Turkmenistan’s economy, which is why parliament decided to extend Berdymukhamedov’s term in office from five to seven years.
Trump’s arrival in the White House has put the worsening U.S.-Russian confrontation on hold, for now.
It has become accepted wisdom that Russia’s interference in the presidential campaign represents a fundamentally new sort of intrusion into a modern democracy’s inner workings. But the Kremlin’s efforts are a revival of Soviet covert behavior that dates back to the Cold War.
Russia seeks to build a diplomatic profile in Afghanistan that circumvents the West and the government of Afghanistan in an attempt to undermine the U.S.- and NATO-led peace effort.
Before the White House translates its rhetoric into reality, it needs to carefully weigh the benefits of a more confrontational policy toward Iran against the potential costs.
The challenge facing the Trump administration is to skillfully manage, rather than permanently resolve, current tensions with Moscow.
If President Trump decides he wants business as usual with North Korea, he will be playing a losing hand. More progress is likely to be made if he plays the role of peacemaker rather than disrupter.
War proceeds differently today than it used to. Russia partakes in ‘war by stealth’ through funding domestic violent groups, cyberattacks, and other such measures in order to keep other countries weak.