The President of the United States and the President of Russia met in Geneva today. If they have to discuss arms control in particular, given the deteriorating relations between the two countries, significant progress is unlikely to be made.
Being the most experienced foreign policy president in 30 years has many advantages. As he prepared to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva on Wednesday, June 16, at the end of his European trip, Joe Biden thought of past disappointments. They inspired realism. There is no futile temptation to wait.No project “Restart”, As Barack Obama (2009-2017) or George W. Bush (2001-2009) before him tried to completely reconstruct the relationship between Washington and Moscow.
Jack Sullivan, the national security adviser to the President of the United States, refuted the hypothesis of short-term outcomes. “Because if you expect something really important, you may wait a long time”, He estimated that it was on June 7th, before the US delegation went to Europe. The two leaders also had no plans to hold a joint press conference.Deny everything “remuneration” Simply holding a summit to award Moscow, Jake Sullivan succinctly summarized the goals: “Able to look into the eyes of President Putin and tell him:’This is what the United States expects.'”
These were formulated immediately after the meeting was announced: a relationship “Stable and predictable.” Former US ambassador to Moscow, Michael McFall, stated between 2012 and 2014 that this was wishful thinking. “From his behavior, Putin does not want to establish a stable, predictable or normal relationship with Washington. He needs the United States as an enemy.”, He wrote in Washington post, June 3rd.
The two visions are actually conflicting and irreconcilable.According to him, Vladimir Poutine has been challenging the hegemony that the United States seeks in world affairs, and NATO’s advancement or support of the Russian border. “The Color Revolution” In its vicinity. Although Russia has suppressed all criticisms, the Kremlin now refuses to engage in any dialogue on human rights issues. Mr. Putin’s latest rhetoric technique is to stand up for supporters of former President Donald Trump, who attacked the Capitol in Washington on January 6th in an attempt to prevent Joe Biden’s election victory from proving to be peaceful.
In the face of him, the new US government puts the defense of democratic countries against authoritarian regimes like him at the core of its foreign policy. She pointed out that the Russian president’s activism is no longer limited to interventions in areas of direct influence, such as in Georgia (2008) and Ukraine (2014). In addition, it has increased the protection of Alexander Lukashenko, who is now Lead a ruthless repression in Belarus.