Pivot to Russia

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It is hard to understand the logic behind Trump’s pivot from China and Towards Russia.

China a country with almost unlimited human capital and a rapidly growing and diverse economy. They are an important trading partner and an important player in the security of the far east. Russia on the other hand is a weak economy largely based on oil and gas exports and lacking in human capital.

It appears that we are pivoting from a strong trading partner to one that is weak at best. In addition we are embracing a country that is geopolitically dangerous with proven aggressive and ruthless actions against western democracies and with a track record of supporting authoritarian regimes.

What could possibly motivate such a decision?

Last Updated on January 15, 2017 by Stephen Chapel