The Impact of the Midterm Elections on the US-Russian Relations

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    Andranik Migranyan, the Director of the Institute for Democracy and Cooperation, a non-governmental think tank, shares his opinion about current landscape of Russia – U.S. relation with account of recent Republican gains.

    “After the midterm elections results were first announced, some Russian and American experts rushed to make public statements that the Republican gain of majority in the House of Representatives could have a negative impact on the Obama administration's policy of "resetting" relations with Russia. It seems that this conclusion may be not only premature, but also erroneous…

    First of all, during the 2010 election campaign, foreign policy issues were on the far periphery of both politicians' and voters' attention…

    Secondly, the Republicans won because they promised voters that they would cut government spending. The budget deficit and total national debt grew at threatening rate and reached critical level….

    Thirdly, an increasing number of American policy experts share the opinion that Russia does not pose a threat to the vital interests of Europe or the USA in the foreseeable future.

    The last point is evidenced by the amount of attention US media devoted to a joint Russian-US anti-drug raid in Afghanistan last week, making room for the story even during the last few days of campaigning, and the fact that the commentary on the joint operation was generally positive”

    The full version of this article was published on valdaiclub.com/content/impact-midterm-elections-us-russian-relations
     
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    I'm only worried about Obama sucking Putin's dick -- militarily, and surrendering all of Europe to him.
     
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    What vital US interests exist on the European mainland? For that matter Russia has enough on its plate without being responsible for Europe.
     
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    Your link does not work.

    But I get the feeling that liberals are trying to tell us the sky will be falling because Republicans won. Now even the Russians are coming because Republicans won.


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    Vital US European interests...You mean besides all of Europe?
     
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    Yeah, you know the continent that provides close to zero strategic/vital resources to the US name something they got that is worth the death of one American kid.
     
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    Are the only choices dead Americans and Russia grabbing fossil fuel resources wherever the hell it wants?
     
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    While the article said that Us Russian relations will not change course due to the mid term results The Israeli extremists and China seem to sense Obama is weakened considerably.

    Russia hasn't posed a threat to the US in all of it's history. It has posed a threat to Europe but nothing like the threats Europe posed to itself. (two world wars involving German aggression)

    We spent almost 100 years engaged in trying to crush Russia because "we" were deathly afraid that commynism might cause waves of revolutions that could sweep the globe (very bad for robber barons and the banking cartels) and because Russia was a long standing geopolitical rival of our masters, the Brits.
     
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    Russia already has fossil fuel resources. It just needs pipelines to distribute them. The caucus region to which you are referring was part of the SU that the Ruskies voluntarily dismantled. (in exchange for promises of being welcomed into the western economic fold, which we recanted on after the fact)
     

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