Most Popular
1. THE INFLATION MONSTER is Forecasting RECESSION - Nadeem_Walayat
2.Why APPLE Could CRASH the Stock Market! - Nadeem_Walayat
3.The Stocks Stealth BEAR Market - Nadeem_Walayat
4.Inflation, Commodities and Interest Rates : Paradigm Shifts in Macrotrends - Rambus_Chartology
5.Stock Market in the Eye of the Storm, Visualising AI Tech Stocks Buying Levels - Nadeem_Walayat
6.AI Tech Stocks Earnings BloodBath Buying Opportunity - Nadeem_Walayat
7.PPT HALTS STOCK MARKET CRASH ahead of Fed May Interest Rate Hike Meeting - Nadeem_Walayat
8.50 Small Cap Growth Stocks Analysis to CAPITALISE on the Stock Market Inflation -Nadeem_Walayat
9.WE HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO INVEST IN STOCKS AND HOUSING MARKET - Nadeem_Walayat
10.Apple and Microsoft Nuts Are About to CRACK and Send Stock Market Sharply Lower - Nadeem_Walayat
Last 7 days
Where’s my self-driving car? - 16th Aug 22
Real Reason why Pakistan and India Gained Independence in 1947 at 75th Anniversary - 16th Aug 22
Electronic Payments Can Benefit Your Business - Here’s How - 16th Aug 22
Qualcom Stock Market Harbinger - 12th Aug 22
Apple Exec Gets World's 1st iPhone 14 for Daughters 14th Birthday Surprise Present Unboxing! - 12th Aug 22
Steps to remember while playing live roulette online - 12th Aug 22
China Bank Run Protests - Another Potential Tiananmen Square Massacre? - 11th Aug 22
Silver Coin Premiums – Another Collapse? - 11th Aug 22
Gold-to-Silver Ratio Heading Lower – Setup Like 1989-03 - 11th Aug 22
Severe Stocks Bear Market: Will You Be Among the Prepared 1.5%? - 11th Aug 22
There's a Hole in My Bucket Dear Liza, UK Summer Heatwave Plants Watering Problem Song - 11th Aug 22
Why PEAK INFLATION is a RED HERRING! Prepare for a Decade Long Cost of Living Crisis - 9th Aug 22
FREETRADE Want to LEND My Shares to Short Sellers! - 8th Aug 22
Stock Market Unclosed Gap - 8th Aug 22
The End Game for Silver Shenanigans... - 8th Aug 22er
WARNING Corsair MP600 NVME2 M2 SSD Are Prone to Failure Can Prevent Systems From Booting - 8th Aug 22
Elliott Waves: Your "Rhyme & Reason" to Mainstream Stock Market Opinions - 6th Aug 22
COST OF LIVING CRISIS NIGHTMARE - Expect High INFLATION for whole of this DECADE! - 6th Aug 22
WHY PEAK INFLATION RED HERRING - 5th Aug 22
Recession Is Good for Gold, but a Crisis Would Be Even Better - 5th Aug 22
Stock Market Rallying On Slowly Thinning Air - 5th Aug 22
SILVER’S BAD BREAK - 5th Aug 22
Stock Market Trend Pattren 2022 Forecast Current State - 4th Aug 22
Should We Be Prepared For An Aggressive U.S. Fed In The Future? - 4th Aug 22
Will the S&P 500 Stock Market Index Go the Way of Meme Stocks? - 4th Aug 22
Stock Market Another Upswing Attempt - 4th Aug 22
What is our Real Economic and Financial Prognosis? - 4th Aug 22
The REAL Stocks Bear Market of 2022 - 3rd Aug 22
The ‘Wishful Thinking’ Fed Is Anything But ‘Neutral’ - 3rd Aug 22
Don’t Be Misled by Gold’s Recent Upswing - 3rd Aug 22
Aluminum, Copper, Zinc: The 3 Horsemen of the Upcoming "Econocalypse" - 31st July 22
Gold Stocks’ Rally Autumn 2022 - 31st July 22
US Fed Is Battling Excess Global Capital – Which Is Creating Inflation - 31st July 22

Market Oracle FREE Newsletter

How to Protect your Wealth by Investing in AI Tech Stocks

Russia–US Tensions Likely to Rise in 2017

Politics / GeoPolitics Nov 04, 2016 - 06:57 PM GMT

By: John_Mauldin

Politics

There will be increased tensions between Russia and the US in the near future. That is the opinion of Jacob Shapiro, director of analysis for Geopolitical Futures. He argues that a Clinton win means the relationship between the US and Russia is going to worsen.

In an interview with Mauldin Economics, Shapiro begins by calling the Clinton campaign email leaks a “political sideshow.” He does not think it is a big deal, even if it was done by Russian hackers.


Clinton Plans to Be Tough with Russia

Shapiro says that a win by Clinton is not likely to improve US-Russia relations. He notes that Clinton has long held a “tough stance on Russia.” She will most likely continue to be tough on Russia if she wins. She wants to have Russia be less involved in Ukraine.

Shapiro says that if she wins, we can expect her to be more “antagonistic to Russia” than is already expected.

US-Russian Relationship in Middle East Is Unlikely to Improve

The first topic Shapiro talks about is the geopolitical chess game going on in Syria today.

The fact of the matter is that the United States’ first interest in Syria is preventing the Islamic State from growing. Wiping out the Assad regime does not help them get to that objective. Obviously the United States doesn’t like the Assad regime, but it’s a secondary concern and they are not willing to expend the resources necessary to tangle with Russia over Assad when they [have] the battle for Mosul going on….

Shapiro says that Russia does not really like or care much about Assad. That’s not why Russia is there. The aim is simply to “develop some leverage in the place Russia cares about, which is Ukraine.”

US and Russia Cooperate on a Limited Basis in Syria

Shapiro points out that there is actually a good bit of “quiet cooperation” between the US and Russia in Syria. They organize cease fires and help coordinate the air forces of both countries to avoid shooting incidents.

Shapiro points out that Clinton has stated she wants a more aggressive policy in Syria.

Tensions Are Likely to Increase in 2017

Shapiro argues that it seems unlikely that tensions between Russia and the US are going to improve, no matter who wins the election.

He says, “The geopolitical situation for both of them does not have tensions decreasing at all. If anything, I think that Russia is preparing to get more assertive and the United States is going to stand against them.”

Shapiro also noted President Obama is not likely to be very active in new policies in the coming months if Clinton wins. He will consult with her if she wins and something flares up. But if Trump wins, Obama will likely make some larger policy decisions to “set things up in a particular way before he leaves office.”

Check out the entire video to get a better grip on where US and Russian relations are likely to go in the future.

Watch George Friedman's Ground-breaking Documentary, Crisis & Chaos: Are We Moving Toward World War III?

Russian adventurism. An ailing EU. Devastation in the Middle East. These are just three symptoms of a systemic instability engulfing a region that’s home to 5 billion of the planet’s 7 billion people.

In this provocative documentary from Mauldin Economics and Geopolitical Futures, George Friedman uncovers the crises convulsing Europe, the Middle East, and Asia… and reveals the geopolitical chess moves that could trigger global conflict. Register to watch the documentary now.

John Mauldin Archive

© 2005-2019 http://www.MarketOracle.co.uk - The Market Oracle is a FREE Daily Financial Markets Analysis & Forecasting online publication.


Post Comment

Only logged in users are allowed to post comments. Register/ Log in