Reuters MIKE SEGAR
Under the above heading, Gennady Petrov and Vladimir Skoserev wrote, in “Nezavisimaya Gazeta”, about the dispute over the primacy of hostility to Moscow or Beijing.
The article reads: Outgoing US President Donald Trump and US leader-elect Joseph Biden outlined their foreign policy priorities in two resolutions. The first took action aimed at confrontation with the People’s Republic of China, by lifting the ban on US government agencies’ cooperation with Taiwan. Biden announced the reinstatement of the post of Director for Russia and Central Asia. It will be taken over by Andrea Kendall Taylor, a supporter of Kremlin pressure.
Also remarkable is the prospect of Victoria Nuland’s appointment to the State Department. For the Russian government, Nuland is an outstanding figure. Its name is associated with US support for Kiev 2013-2014, as well as the sanctions imposed on Russia after the Crimean events. In 2019, Nuland was denied a Russian visa. Russia has blacklisted this retired US official in response to the US sanctions.
Clearly, such anti-Kremlin parade actions by Biden do not echo Trump, who decided to recall his vision of the country’s foreign policy priorities. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo lifted domestic restrictions on US government cooperation with Taiwan. According to him, these measures were introduced in order to pacify the Chinese Communist Party.
In this regard, Pavel Sharikov, head of the Center for Applied Political Research at the Institute of the United States of America and Canada of the Russian Academy of Sciences, believes that Pompeo’s decision is a mine under the Biden administration, which would complicate the easing of potential tension in relations between the United States and China. He added to “Nezavisimaya Gazeta”, “This decision is also a way to remind us that Trump is tough towards China. At the same time, I am not sure that this decision is well thought out. With the threat to impeach Trump and remove him from office, obstructing the new president is clearly not the right way.” Voters will appreciate. Trump seems to be thinking otherwise. “
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