Deputy Director of the Centre for comprehensive European and international studies Higher school of Economics Dmitry Suslov in an interview with RIA Novosti said that the period of improving relations between Russia and the United States will not last more than two or three years. “Apple of discord” will likely be China and Iran.
“Probably, the main problem of Russian-American relations over the last few years has been the U.S. commitment to a policy of regime change. First, from the point of view of Russia the same policy the Obama administration is adhered to in relation to Moscow. Secondly, from the point of view of Russia, this policy has a very destabilizing”, — said Suslov.
Today, according to experts, trump does not look like a person who supports this direction of Obama administration policy. And probably will be less interested in further fueling the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine to improve relations between Moscow and Washington before 2018-2020.
However, after the actual implementation of the Minsk agreements and the settlement of the Syrian conflict, our country will face with the Chinese and Iranian problems. In particular, as suggested by Suslov, the challenge can become confrontational policy of the US policy of containing China, which, of course, will not support Moscow.
As for Iran, the trump has already made it clear that during his presidency this country will be considered almost the main enemy of the United States in the middle East. But for Moscow is a partner and a potential member of the Shanghai cooperation organization (SCO). In addition, can be strengthened contradictions on missile defense.
“The trump, especially if it will toughen policy on Iran may return to the idea of strategic missile defense, which in turn can destroy those remnants of arms control that remain between our countries,” — said the expert, adding that these challenges likely will lead to a new Russian-American crisis, only this time with the 45th President of the United States Donald trump.
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