Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Washington's Cold War Containment Strategy Is Alive and Well

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With the change in leadership will come adjustments to Washington's relationships with other countries — perhaps most of all Russia. During his campaign, Trump highlighted the need for greater cooperation with Russia in the Syrian conflict. Campaign rhetoric doesn't always match action taken once in power, especially when it comes to policies rooted in geopolitical realities. Trump's influence can go only so far in steering the ship of state Moscow's way. 


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