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Under Biden, U.S. policy toward Russia will become more inconsistent

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Tomorrow in the United States - presidential elections. Not only Russian-American relations, but also the political situation in the world in general, largely depend on who will win them.


The main rival of incumbent President Donald Trump, 78-year-old Democratic Party representative Joe Biden is known for his anti-Russian statements. If Trump did not hide his sympathy for the Russian president, even if relations between the two countries were extremely difficult, then Biden always criticized Vladimir Putin.

Of course, Washington should not expect a friendly turnaround in any case. Neither Trump nor Biden, if they win the presidential elections on November 3, 2020, will change their policy towards Russia to a softer one. But if Trump's presidential style has already been understood in Moscow and somehow reconciled to him, Biden is a "dark horse." It is not known how he will behave as president. Pre-election statements are one thing, but real politics is another.

However, most likely, Washington's policy towards Russia under Biden will become even more inconsistent. Joe Biden will verbally criticize Vladimir Putin, it is likely that the next sanctions against Nord Stream 2 will follow, the course of “inciting” the countries of Eastern Europe against Russia will continue.

However, at the same time, Biden will have to focus on the Chinese direction. It is possible that he will follow the example of another Democratic President Barack Obama and try to improve relations with China. This course can also be chosen for the purpose of opposing Trump with his trade war, which is not beneficial to influential circles of American business. But if the United States normalizes (of course, to the extent possible) relations with the PRC, this will mean at the same time complicating the situation for Russia, since now Moscow is using the conflict situation between Beijing and Washington to protect its own political and economic interests.


Will Biden's policies resemble those of another Democrat, Barack Obama?

In addition, Biden will have to solve the accumulated internal problems of the United States. Will he have enough time to be distracted by the Russian front as well? Biden's victory will inevitably provoke an aggravation of internal conflict in American society. The same African American problem has not gone away, and Trump's supporters, if he is defeated in the election, will consider such a development of events threatening for "white America."

It will become more difficult for Biden to manipulate public opinion, as now the American media play along with the Democrats, accusing Russia of meddling in elections and of covertly supporting Trump. If Biden wins, then the grounds for such accusations will disappear, it will be necessary to look for a new unifying idea and a new "scarecrow" for the American man in the street.

At the same time, there is no doubt that the Democrats will try to intensify efforts in the field of "orange revolutions" in those countries that are considered unreliable or anti-American. Russia is not Belarus or Ukraine, so the scenario of the “orange revolution” will not work here, but, on the other hand, the activation of the opposition forces supported by the United States will probably follow. And, of course, first of all, Washington will stake on that part of the Russian political and economic elite, which is distinguished by the most pro-Western positions. After all, only a "summit coup" in this case can lead Russia to changes in its domestic and foreign policy, and the White House is well aware of this. Trump, for all his harsh statements, practically did not interfere in the internal affairs of Russia, but for the US Democrats, support for the opposition forces in our country has always been one of the priority areas.

So there is no doubt that the White House's course towards our country, if Biden wins, will become even more unpredictable, and it will be more difficult to predict its changes. Both a further deterioration in relations between countries and a return to some semblance of dialogue are possible. And possibly both at different stages of the likely presidency of Biden.
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  1. Svarog
    Svarog 2 November 2020 14: 02 New
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    Biden, Trump ... why should it matter to us who will win there ... their policy will remain exactly the same ... in relation to Russia and the whole world. Trump can be given credit for not starting a war anywhere ..
    The United States will always pursue its own interests, no matter who comes to power. We need to think about our own house .. in our own house, mold and cobwebs .. rats are eating the last nail .. a ruler, with his retinue, somewhere on another planet .. they don't want to do anything ..
    1. Terenin
      Terenin 2 November 2020 14: 11 New
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      Ah, this is Joe Biden who said, “When the Great Depression began, President Roosevelt TV with the appeal ... "and who declared Ukraine in his income statement? winked
      1. Niel-le-Calais
        Niel-le-Calais 3 November 2020 11: 31 New
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        Quote: Terenin
        And, this is the Joe Biden who said, "When the Great Depression began, President Roosevelt made an address on TV ..." and who declared Ukraine in his income statement

        jokes on VO?
        about Biden and the declaration with Ukraine for three years, if not 5 anecdote.
        If Joe Biden has Ukraine in his income statement,
        then Putin has Ukraine in his EXPENDITURE declaration.
    2. svp67
      svp67 2 November 2020 14: 13 New
      -2
      Quote: Svarog
      ruler, with his retinue, somewhere on another planet ..

      They are not on another planet, but "in galleys." it's time to learn
      1. Svarog
        Svarog 2 November 2020 14: 25 New
        -3
        Quote: svp67
        Quote: Svarog
        ruler, with his retinue, somewhere on another planet ..

        They are not on another planet, but "in galleys." it's time to learn

        And for me aliens .. alienated from reality .. You can't swing the oars in the bunker .. although maybe there is a galley in the pool ..
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            1. Lexus
              Lexus 2 November 2020 18: 11 New
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              Greetings, Comrade! soldier
              "Mastering" with a deliberately only result in the form of "guano" at the "exit" is the "universal meaning" of the existence of intestinal parasites. They don't know how and don't want to.
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          3. Soho
            Soho 5 November 2020 12: 25 New
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            "Sawpilkosmos"

            The article is about the US elections, and Lexus is again about Roscosmos. When will this traveler be banned for offtopic and spamming?
    3. Machito
      Machito 2 November 2020 14: 18 New
      +5
      Quote: Svarog
      Biden, Trump ... why should it matter to us who will win there ... their policy will remain exactly the same ... in relation to Russia and the whole world. Trump can be given credit for not starting a war anywhere ..
      The United States will always pursue its own interests, no matter who comes to power. We need to think about our own house .. in our own house, mold and cobwebs .. rats are eating the last nail .. a ruler, with his retinue, somewhere on another planet .. they don't want to do anything ..

      Who cares for us who is the president of the United States? Obviously, after Reagan, more and more impartial characters are becoming American presidents. Bush Jr. was especially touched by his stupidity and shimponzoid appearance.
      1. boni592807
        boni592807 4 November 2020 18: 05 New
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        Bearded (Bearded), November 2, 2020 14:18, NEW - ".Who cares for us who is the president of the United States? Obviously, after Reagan, more and more impartial characters are becoming American presidents. Bush Jr. was especially touched by his stupidity and shimponzoid appearance .... "

        Colleague hi , depressing, not THEIR appearance and the state of THEIR mind.
        With all of you mentioned from ALL of them in relation to Russia. one strategic line on ALL - "Carthage must be destroyed." [b]
        [b] Question (difference between them) in the form and content of the process
        -
        - immediately and tough
        - or "humanely" (like a neutron bomb or providing conditions for degeneration, extinction and bleeding, against the background of moronization and impoverishment ... "
        I repeat, it is depressing that they are more often worried about THEIR appearance and state of mind ....:
    4. Mitroha
      Mitroha 2 November 2020 15: 00 New
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      Quote: Svarog
      in their own home, mold and cobwebs .. rats are eating the last nail.

      So you started your own house like that? Rats were bred, spiders. The house he needs to care for and daily work, from everyone living in it
    5. not main
      not main 2 November 2020 23: 31 New
      +3
      Quote: Svarog
      Biden, Trump ... why should it matter to us who will win there ... their policy will remain exactly the same ... in relation to Russia and the whole world.

      Keywords! And what difference does it make to us who wins? For us, NOTHING will change!
  2. lis-ik
    lis-ik 2 November 2020 14: 05 New
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    An American, for example, does not give a damn about the elections in the Russian Federation, why are we so focused on the American ones? It is necessary to pay more attention to the situation within the country, and not to foreign policy distractions. Their problems and dark horses with power above the roof.
    1. svp67
      svp67 2 November 2020 14: 12 New
      +6
      Quote: lis-ik
      An American, for example, does not care deeply about the elections in the Russian Federation,

      Well, yes, well, yes ... They will send technologists to help Yeltsin to ensure his victory, then they support those who are against Putin ... And so, really ""
      1. lis-ik
        lis-ik 3 November 2020 05: 43 New
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        Quote: svp67
        Quote: lis-ik
        An American, for example, does not care deeply about the elections in the Russian Federation,

        Well, yes, well, yes ... They will send technologists to help Yeltsin to ensure his victory, then they support those who are against Putin ... And so, really ""

        I meant the citizens of the United States, many will not find it on the map of the Russian Federation.
    2. Voyager
      Voyager 2 November 2020 14: 17 New
      +3
      Quote: lis-ik
      We need to pay more attention to the situation inside the country

      You don't pay much attention to internal problems, seriously?
      1. Svarog
        Svarog 2 November 2020 14: 23 New
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        Quote: Voyager
        Quote: lis-ik
        We need to pay more attention to the situation inside the country

        You don't pay much attention to internal problems, seriously?

        Do you pay enough attention to internal problems? That the situation has improved with our beds or with the medical staff? That we solve the problem of annual impoverishment of citizens? In general, you have heard about what the government is going to do for the development of the country, what measures, plans, goals? They are doing well .. I can only hear it .. If you have answers to these questions, please tell us .. I will listen with curiosity.
        1. Voyager
          Voyager 2 November 2020 14: 29 New
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          Quote: Svarog
          Do you pay enough attention to internal problems?

          That's enough.
          Quote: Svarog
          That the situation has improved with our beds or with the medical staff? That we solve the problem of annual impoverishment of citizens? In general, you have heard about what the government is going to do for the development of the country, what measures, plans, goals? They are fine

          You have a violation of causation. If you are aware of these problems, then they were covered somewhere. And whether they are resolved and how is not a question of the very fact of coverage in the information space.
          1. Svarog
            Svarog 2 November 2020 14: 36 New
            -4

            Here you can get info ..
            Quote: Voyager
            You have a violation of causation. If you are aware of these problems, then they were covered somewhere

            They are covered in the internet .. by bloggers .. Everything is fine in the federal media ..
            And whether they are resolved and how is not a question of the very fact of coverage in the information space.

            When a problem is solved, it is a fact. And the fact is immediately visible to everyone. Let's say they returned the previous retirement age ... fact ..- fact, everyone would have seen it ..
            What a florid comment you made ..
            So you will still answer what plans our government has and whether there are any such plans for the development of priority industries in Russia ..
            Or is Putin so cool that he does not need plans, and even more so to inform the slaves about them? Or are they still not there? In my opinion, he had one plan for this year, to change the Constitution .. changed .. no results, as expected .. Or should we wait 10 years?
            1. Voyager
              Voyager 2 November 2020 14: 43 New
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              Quote: Svarog
              And the fact is immediately visible to everyone.

              First: if you don't like any aspect of information presentation - refer to the appropriate resources. Or write and post yourself. The author of the article should not be constrained by your personal wishes.

              Second, you would say right away that you just want changes. Instead of whining about a geopolitical article on the website of the non-federal media.

              Quote: Svarog
              Or should I wait 10 years?

              Wait 10 years. You can and 20. But preferably without whining.
    3. Asad
      Asad 2 November 2020 14: 22 New
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      Well, how not to pay attention, Biden after the election promised to lift sanctions from Iran! And oil is 36 today! Will lift the sanctions and 2 million barrels of oil will pour into the market! We won't last long with such a price.
    4. Svarog
      Svarog 2 November 2020 14: 27 New
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      Quote: lis-ik
      An American, for example, does not care deeply about the elections in the Russian Federation

      They don't give a damn, because Putin suits them .. That would come a socialist who would decide to revive the idea and the USSR, the squealing would be mom do not cry ..
  3. Hunter 2
    Hunter 2 2 November 2020 14: 17 New
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    I wonder if I place a bet on one of the candidates through the bookmaker's office, whether this will be considered interference in the American elections and whether I will receive personal sanctions laughing wassat
    1. Woodman
      Woodman 2 November 2020 14: 22 New
      +1
      Quote: Hunter 2
      and will i get - personal sanctions

      In the form of a visit by a tax inspector)
      1. Hunter 2
        Hunter 2 2 November 2020 14: 23 New
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        Quote: Lesovik
        Quote: Hunter 2
        and will i get - personal sanctions

        In the form of a visit by a tax inspector)

        Will they be sent from America? belay
        1. tihonmarine
          tihonmarine 2 November 2020 14: 51 New
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          Quote: Hunter 2
          Will they be sent from America?

          They will send a photo of the new president.
  4. HAM
    HAM 2 November 2020 14: 23 New
    +3
    Kamala is the president of America, this one won't last long, just a copy of Konstantin Ustinovich ..
  5. Nyrobsky
    Nyrobsky 2 November 2020 14: 25 New
    +2
    Where else is inconsistent? This overseas madhouse, called the United States, has not shown anything positive in recent years.
  6. Operator
    Operator 2 November 2020 14: 31 New
    +3
    Tomorrow in the United States is not a presidential election, but the end of the collection of votes in the elections, which have been going on for a month already by mail and at polling stations.

    After that, until November 9, and in some states until December 3, the counting of votes and verification of signatures on ballots sent by mail will take place. As a result, for a whole month, all presidential candidates will have the opportunity to claim that they were the ones who won the elections.

    After counting and checking the ballots, a meeting of state electors will take place (elections are indirect), at which some of the electors may technically vote not for the candidate who won the majority in their state, but as "conscience tells". The state may remove such an elector from voting, or may not remove it - also "as conscience tells."

    In general, a circus with horses is expected in the United States in November and December 2020, with a very likely transition to the second Civil War.

    PS MTR RF, please prepare bully
    1. stalkerwalker
      stalkerwalker 2 November 2020 14: 47 New
      +2
      Quote: Operator
      In general, a circus with horses is expected in the United States in November and December 2020, with a very likely transition to the second Civil War

      Given the fact that the United States is the only issuer of "evergreens", and half of the world trade is controlled by the US Treasury and the banks of this country, the circus with horses can turn into a kind of not weak global financial storm that will blow away all exchanges and markets.
      US financial circles clearly disagree with this outcome. And they will look for a way out of this situation with minimal costs, for which they will find "whipping boys." And here - there are few options - China, Russia, Iran ...
      1. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 2 November 2020 14: 54 New
        +1
        Quote: stalkerwalker
        And here - there are few options - China, Russia, Iran ...

        Plus North Korea, all of them in a crowd, will be named "whipping boy"
        1. stalkerwalker
          stalkerwalker 2 November 2020 14: 56 New
          +1
          Quote: tihonmarine
          Quote: stalkerwalker
          And here - there are few options - China, Russia, Iran ...

          Plus North Korea, all of them in a crowd, will be named "whipping boy

          And those can be "signed" so that the rest would be discouraged ..
          But the main "beneficiaries" will be us with China, and Iran in addition ...
      2. Operator
        Operator 2 November 2020 14: 56 New
        -2
        They can look for something, but to find in the conditions of the Civil War and the uncontrolled flow of migrants from Latin America (who have never heard of some kind of China, Russia and Iran) - no bully
        1. stalkerwalker
          stalkerwalker 2 November 2020 15: 00 New
          0
          Do not write off the "punitive institutions" of the United States. No migrants, coupled with the civil war, will prevent them from finding the "guilty" ...
          1. Operator
            Operator 2 November 2020 15: 08 New
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            Do not forget that in a civil war, power structures are always divided into two parts. And in the US Army and National Guard, about half of the military personnel are Hispanics and African Americans. Plus the tens of millions of poverty-motivated and armed AK-47 Latinos who will pour across the southern border of the United States in the event of the outbreak of the Civil War.

            The main thing for us in this situation is to strengthen this trend with the help of the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation (such as retroactively justifying accusations of our interference in the US elections) bully

            PS RF MTR is for neutralizing strategic nuclear forces and protecting US nuclear power plants so that they do not foolishly shoot / blow up.
            1. stalkerwalker
              stalkerwalker 2 November 2020 15: 11 New
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              Quote: Operator
              The main thing for us in this situation is to strengthen this trend with the help of the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation (such as retroactively justifying accusations of our interference in the US elections)

              PS MTR RF - this is for neutralizing strategic nuclear forces and protecting US nuclear power plants, so that they do not foolishly shoot / blow up

              Not even discussed ...
              1. Operator
                Operator 2 November 2020 15: 21 New
                -3
                No one in the world is reluctant to so easily fly up into the air from an unauthorized launch of American ICBMs and SLBMs in the event of a loss of control over them by the US central government. And also not for a dime to die from radioactive fallout from the explosion of nuclear reactors of American nuclear power plants, which will spread across all continents.

                So the involvement of the RF MTR will clearly receive the full approval of the UN Security Council - after the fact, but so what?
  7. Virus-free crown
    Virus-free crown 2 November 2020 14: 34 New
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    I already thought that there could be no more inconsistent US policy towards Russia, but,

    Under Biden, U.S. policy toward Russia will become more inconsistent

    much more inconsistent than it was under Trump ?! laughing laughing laughing
  8. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 2 November 2020 14: 38 New
    +1
    Under Biden, U.S. policy toward Russia will become more inconsistent
    Brad. fool Biden will make peace with China, and a showdown will begin with us, Russia is the enemy. The policy is clear and irreconcilable.
  9. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 2 November 2020 14: 50 New
    0
    It is not known how he will behave as president.

    Rather like him, and where they will take him.
  10. Maki maki
    Maki maki 2 November 2020 14: 54 New
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    Biden is the same screen, only from the Democrats. He will do what they say.
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  12. Prisoner
    Prisoner 2 November 2020 14: 59 New
    +2
    The policy of the Americans and the Anglo-Saxons in general is always consistent, under any kings, presidents and Fuhrer. It is always aimed at weakening and ideally destroying Russia.
  13. Daniil Konovalenko
    Daniil Konovalenko 2 November 2020 15: 07 New
    +2
    Tomorrow in the United States - presidential elections. Not only Russian-American relations, but also the political situation in the world in general, largely depend on who will win them.
    ... Every four years in the United States elections and every four years, they write similar. Whoever wins, it will be worse. Trend. smile
  14. From Tomsk
    From Tomsk 2 November 2020 15: 09 New
    +5
    So we have and without a coup, the ruble has collapsed today)). Perhaps this is the "independent foreign policy"))).
  15. maktub
    maktub 2 November 2020 15: 21 New
    +1
    Throughout his presidency, Trump was forced to struggle for power and was focused on domestic problems. In foreign policy, there were no special differences from the Democrats, except for some "isolationism" and a departure from the idea of ​​"globalization."
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  17. fa2998
    fa2998 2 November 2020 17: 06 New
    +2
    Quote: Svarog
    you need to think about your own house .. in your own house, mold and cobwebs .. rats are eating the last nail .. a ruler, with his retinue, somewhere on another planet .. they don't want to do anything ..

    good hi soldier
  18. Smirnoff
    Smirnoff 2 November 2020 19: 04 New
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    Biden will, of course, be forced to renew pressure on Russia.
  19. garik77
    garik77 2 November 2020 22: 21 New
    +1
    The beauty! The most democratic country is preparing for the most democratic elections. So to speak, to the will of the people ..: D
  20. iouris
    iouris 4 November 2020 11: 37 New
    0
    Do you still believe in elections ?! Wait for Trump to announce his victory. It may be tomorrow, or it may be in January.