• What Is Trump’s Russia Policy? Who Knows?

    Trump: Putin said Russia didn’t do it. I accepted this.

    Trump: We must work closely with Russia. (on Cyber Security, too?)

    Trump in Warsaw: We will defend the West against threats from an expansive Russia.

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    Nikki Haley: We know it was the Russians. Everyone knows it was the Russians.

    Nikki Haley: We don’t trust Russia, never will.

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    Trump: US and Russia agree not to meddle in each others domestic affairs.

    Tillerson: Russia must restore Ukraine territory.

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    Comment: Well, thanks. That clarifies things.

    There are not only too many hands on the driver’s wheel, there’s no clear sense of where this car is going.

    Strategic ambiguity is fine–as long as the ambiguity is in their head, not yours.

     

    Hat tip to Michael Lipson