‘We understand one another’: Biden told the New Yorker that when he met with Putin in 2011 he looked him square in the eye and said he didn’t think he had a soul
* Analysts expect that a victory for Biden would increase tensions between Washington and Moscow, and would raise the probability of new sanctions on Russia.
* The country is already operating under international sanctions on some key sectors and Russian officials close to Putin.
* However, arms control is an area that both Russia-watchers believe could be a point of mutual interest and some harmony.
Despite some tough sanctions and even tougher criticism, Russia has not topped America’s foreign policy priorities under President Donald Trump, who has appeared to have a congenial relationship with his counterpart Vladimir Putin.
However, that could all change if Democrat nominee Joe Biden wins the November 3 election, according to experts, who are weighing up the implications of a Biden presidency on U.S.-Russia relations. At the very least, analysts expect that a victory for Biden would increase tensions between Washington and Moscow, and would raise the probability of new sanctions on Russia.
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WNU Editor: My read of the Kremlin is that they expect a Biden victory in two weeks. Will such a victory impact US – Russian relations. On the issue of nuclear arms control both sides are on the same page to extend the START treaty. On Ukraine …. both sides want a resolution to the conflict, but Russia will never return Crimea to Ukraine as Biden has demanded. Beyond that …. I do not see a Biden administration being focused on Russia. Their focus will be on the pandemic, and the economic crisis that it has spawn.