US press: Biden will make a mistake if he decides to continue "punishing" Putin


Relations between Russia and the United States can be safely called the worst since the 70s of the last century. The presidential race in the United States seems to have won the Democrat Joseph Biden - what the future of politicaleconomic ties between the Russian Federation and the United States under the new American administration? The American edition of The Straitstimes tells about the twists and turns of bilateral relations in a rapidly changing foreign policy situation.


Moscow is trying to ensure that it is respected and feared in Washington - this goal is served by the military adventures of Vladimir Putin of the past few years and the conviction of the Russian leader that he can only achieve such respect by force. In the United States, however, they only pretend to take Russia seriously - the Russian economy is no larger than the Italian one, and its share in world trade is declining from year to year.

Biden is missing political incentives to improve relations with Putin. Moreover, supporters of Democrats in Congress are demanding investigations into the alleged Kremlin interference in the presidential elections and tougher sanctions. The international security system is collapsing, and relations between the two countries are slowly but surely reaching an impasse - in response to this, Russia is developing new types of weapons.

But it is becoming more and more obvious that ignoring Russia does not lead the United States to the desired results, and Biden's aggressive rhetoric is unlikely to be productive. The Russian Federation can help to involve China in the processes of ensuring international security - the United States is unlikely to achieve this on its own. But Moscow must be sure of receiving real profits for itself from this process.

The new administration should view the resumption of diplomatic contacts with Russia not as a potential "reward" for Moscow's good behavior, but as a normal mechanism for exchanging necessary messages and restoring dialogue

- The Straitstimes experts believe, speaking about the counterproductiveness of the idea of ​​"punishing" or "praising" Russia for certain steps.
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  1. _AMUHb_ Offline _AMUHb_
    _AMUHb_ (_AMUHb_) 18 November 2020 17: 51
    +5
    The "rusty" tool of the "owners of money" will now pose as a subject of politics (about the United States in general)
  2. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 18 November 2020 20: 11
    +4
    How many of these "punishers" Putin spent on retirement, who would count winked
    1. Igor Berg Offline Igor Berg
      Igor Berg (Igor Berg) 19 November 2020 00: 14
      -7
      it was not Putin who spent that way, but the presidential terms were running out for people, this is a fundamental difference.
      1. 123 Offline 123
        123 (123) 19 November 2020 01: 06
        +3
        it was not Putin who spent that way, but people were running out of presidency, this is a fundamental difference in contrast to the usurper who was zeroed

        So I say, passing figures, petty politicians of the Putin era. A usurper nullified is you talking about Merkel or Lukashenko? Why don't you love them so much?
  3. shinobi Offline shinobi
    shinobi (Yuri) 18 November 2020 21: 20
    +4
    What kind of beast is this, the international economy, that the percentage in it is considered a universal measure of the success of the state? I personally absolutely do not give a damn about this economy, I am more concerned about the amount of food and goods available in my wallet in neighboring stores, that is, purely the domestic economy. the points of view of the "leading economies" are very mediocre. From all these international ratings, neither hot nor cold. We have been, are and will be.
  4. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 19 November 2020 09: 07
    +4
    Americans, as usual, are looking for a way to have someone else sip chestnuts from the fire. So Russia should put pressure on China to please the United States. And the States will promise her a donut hole for this, then maybe ...