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Monday, January 22, 2018

The rejection of the agreement with Russia on the fight against ISIS further weakens trump

The plans of Donald trump together with Russia “to knock out spirit” of the “Islamic state” is crumbling. This is the result of pressure on his administration and the influence of Western countries, who opposes such a perspective. Experts point out that trump, who not really mastered in the White house, fell into political paralysis, which stalled his other promises. But the US President can still reverse the situation.

The plans of Russia and the United States work together to combat threats from international terrorism questioned. According to sources in the presidential administration of the USA of Donald trump, the President may temporarily defer work on the agreement with Russia on the fight against “Islamic state*” (IG*) and other issues of national security.

“We go out together and knock the spirit out of the IG”

“Against trump, his closest companions, the heads of the power unit and other ministries began to fire almost immediately after its inauguration”

Such steps trump could be the result of pressure on his team in the form of accusations of contacts with Moscow and the emergence of the President’s inner circle of new players who oppose reconciliation with Russia. Recently the presidential adviser on gazbezopasnost Herbert McMaster has accused Russia and China of wanting to flip upside down the world order. McMaster does not change its beliefs. Even in 2015, with the rank of the head of the center for the integration of forces and means of the US army, he urged to apply to Russia the principle of “deterrence at the forefront” because of its position on the Ukrainian question.

As RIA “Novosti”, the former US Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul said that the us President “has picked up of people in senior positions, which, as far as I know, don’t share his opinion” on cooperation with Moscow. But until recently, trump was set to such cooperation. In late January, he said that he expects together with Moscow to defeat ISIS. “If we get along with Russia, it’s wonderful. It is good for Russia, good for us. Together we go out and it knocked the breath out ISIS because ISIS is a real disease,” said trump.

During the election campaign he promised, if elected, to convene an international conference of world leaders to develop a plan that will allow you to “crush and destroy” Islamic terrorism. Trump said that the main goal of U.S. foreign policy should be the destruction of the “Islamic state” and other extremist groups and not trying to fit other countries under American ideals.

According to the American media, that the agreement with Russia on the suppression of terrorism poses great risks, convince trump and the diplomatic representatives of Western countries. The allies tried to convey their position to trump the language, understood him more as a former businessman. They emphasized that it would be more difficult to implement presidential policy of restoring US leadership in the world, if Washington will make concessions to Moscow.

As told the associated Press an official from the administration, trump and his advisors are still at an early stage, consider approaches to U.S. foreign policy towards Moscow. The tramp sees as obstacles for cooperation with Russia to reports that it allegedly violates the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate-range and shorter-range nuclear forces (INF).

In late February, the press Secretary of the President of the United States Sean Spicer reported that trump will try to make a deal with Russia on fight against terrorism and the economy. The Kremlin pointed to a coincidence of interests between Moscow and Washington, particularly in the area of counter-terrorism. Press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that “we heard different statements of the President of trump”. “We are full of patience. We are waiting for a statement will be followed by some actions that they understand what we need to focus in the prospects for bilateral Russian-American relations,” – said Peskov.

On Saturday, Peskov said that Russia will continue to fight ISIS regardless of whether the deal signed with the US on this issue or not. We will remind, this week the Syrian army with the help of Russia managed to beat Palmyra from the is militants. “Moscow continues”, – he said.

“The activities of the White house paralyzed”

The scientist-americanist Victor Olevich says that in the face of opposition of the American political establishment trump has lost the initiative in foreign and domestic policy. In opposition to it is not only the democratic party and its representatives in both houses of Congress, but the Republican party leadership, party members do not hasten to promote the initiatives of the President. For example, stalled the implementation of reforms in the field of health and migration policies.

“A similar situation is observed in foreign policy in connection with the constant attacks on the various members of the administration trump because of their alleged contacts with the Russian Ambassador in Washington Sergei Kislyak and other Russian officials. Almost any progress on the Russian track is now impossible. Not even doing anything new, trump and his closest associates are under constant fire of criticism from the political establishment. In fact, the activities of the White house is paralyzed,” said Olevich the newspaper VIEW.

The situation, which turned out to trump the political scientist called very difficult. As a rule, during the first hundred days made to treat at least supportive of the initiatives of the new President, to seriously consider them, but trump this “honeymoon” was not.

“Against trump, his closest companions, the heads of the power unit and other ministries began to fire almost immediately after its inauguration. Literally every day it becomes less room for manoeuvre,” said Olevich.

The only effective way for trump may be bid to mobilize supporters, appeal directly to their constituents. “The vast majority of the American media actively works against trump, and do it openly. It works against the intelligence agencies which he has no control. In this situation, the only force on which he can rely on is the American voter,” concluded Victor Olevich.

* Organization in respect of which the court accepted entered into legal force decision on liquidation or ban the activities on the grounds stipulated by the Federal law “On countering extremist activity”


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