Friday, December 4, 2020
Biden offers Moscow a more straightforward approach that will make constructive dialogue easier, a genuine interest in finding areas of common agreement but also coherent policymaking that sets clear constraints on Russian actions.
- Biden is unlikely to contemplate a personal meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin any time soon.
- Putin's talk of a defence alliance with China is probably a rhetorical challenge to Washington, for which Beijing matters more.
- With Trump gone, Republicans will compete to claim they are tougher on Putin than Biden.