Is the Biden-Putin Summit Doomed?

by Ray McGovern

“Whether or not Official Washington fully appreciates the gradual — but profound — change in America’s triangular relationship with Russia and China over recent decades, what is clear is that the US has made itself into the big loser. The triangle may still be equilateral, but it is now, in effect, two sides against one. Gone are the days when Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger skillfully took advantage of the Sino-Soviet rivalry and played the two countries off against each other, extracting concessions from each. … At this point, barring some kind of miracle, the summit is not likely to yield much in the way of progress in mutual relations.” (05/26/21)