NYT: Obama’s "Reset" With Russia a Flop
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  • AnnSaltzafrazz

    The only chance for good relations with Russia was missed a long time ago. When the USSR fell, I wish Bush Sr. had reminded Russia that the US and Russia had always been traditional *allies* before the communists took over. There was never much hope of that helping, but at least it could have reminded people that there was a world before Lenin and Stalin that Russia could return to.

  • J R Yankovic

    Excellent piece. Seriously.

    So let’s see now: Demographic decay, political putrefaction in Russia; economic stagnation/decline in India; plus (what I can only describe as) the needless long-term alienation and antagonism of 1997-2005 Iran. Why do I keep sensing these are trends and developments which, if unreversed, we’re all going to be paying very dearly for not too far down the road? (ALL of us – that is, unless our national capitals happen to be Berlin, Beijing, Islamabad or Riyadh.)

    “I don’t know – because you’re an idiot?”

    Exactly! Unlike, of course, those NATO geniuses who so brilliantly masterminded the destabilization of LIbya. And who are now clamoring to add Syria to that stunning track record of success. Carry on.

    • Andrew Allison

      You omitted Libya, Syria, Egypt, Israel, and the Arab States of the Persian Gulf!

  • bpuharic

    Whiplash…that’s what I got when I read this article.

    Our interests in Libya were ‘questionable’? And yet WRM is insistent that we intervene with boots on the ground in Syria. What interests do we have there warranting a regime change there?

    A ‘reset’ with a kleptocracy is virtually impossible.

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