A cautious view emerges in Moscow
Neil MacFarquhar, The New York Times, FEB 15, 2017
accessed Feb 24, 2017
● The arrangement to “move toward Moscow against Beijing” for Washington may have been spoiled beyond repair for now.
● The resignation of Trump's National Security Advisor Michael Flynn may have triggered the new trend.
● Putin will attend the “Belt Road Initiative Conference” in Beijing in the coming spring where Moscow - Beijing cooperation, if not solidarity, will be in display.
● It has been conjectured that Russian officials when meeting their American counterparts may “give them a cold shoulder”, which remains to be seen.
Chong-Pin Lin Feb. 24. 2017