That’s because both of these swaggering narcissists need each other in ways that the cross-continent super powers haven’t since World War II. Peace: The Russians found out all-too-well about the toll a ground war in Afghanistan can take on a country and the region. America followed suit with its second version of the Vietnam War after 9/11, and things have only gotten worse.
Now, both countries are forced to clean up their rapidly escalating messes need to eradicate ISIS and thwart the spread of terrorism. Unfortunately, some mixed-message Obama policies have led to an enormous falling out in the Middle East with Russia.
Now, Putin needs Trump and the U.S. back at the table to finish off ISIS. Trump, in turn, also needs to restore normal relations with now pro-Moscow Syria. Together, they can end ISIS and clean up this mess. Economy: The U.S. has been trending backward regarding positive trade.
If Trump is to make good on his vow to scrap the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership and rework deals with China to establish his “America First” mantra, he will do well to open new trading lanes.