Nikolas K. Gvosdev, a contributing editor at the National Interest.
If the current U.S. policy approach towards Russia fails, might Trump revert to his instincts and seek to cut a deal?
The Trump administration is undertaking its most audacious gamble since coming to office—that despite identifying Russia and China as “rival powers” in the new National Security Strategy, it can work to resolve the North Korea crisis.
The change is not as earth-shattering as some reports and announcements on Twitter might make it.
Victory is all in how you define it.
If Russia can show that its model of transactional bargaining can produce results, expect for Putin to see if he can replicate that success in East Asia.
Will a future, formal Trump-Putin summit be a game changer?
The principal agenda item during the Putin-Trump summit is going to be the situation around North Korea—with Trump asking for additional Russian help in containing the crisis.
The “thousand-ship navy” dream is over.
We face the prospect of a clash between the two main coalitions led by the United States and Russia over the disposition of a post-IS Syria.
If Russia stops using Ukraine as a transit country for energy exports a major hole will open in the Ukrainian economy which Europe and the United States do not appear prepared to fill.
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