After the US presidential elections in 2016 Ukraine will remain in the center of the confrontation between Moscow And Washington, as the main candidates advocated a tough approach to Russia, wrote in Ariel Cohen, Director of the Center for energy, natural resources And geopolitics at the Institute for the analysis of international security (Washington, DC).
So, the Democratic party candidate Hillary Clinton even as Secretary of state took a strong stand against President Vladimir Putin. She warned Barack Obama that " difficult days ahead And the relationship With Moscow is likely to worsen before it becomes better."
Policy From the environment Hillary Clinton also advocated a tough approach to Russia. Among them are handed out cookies on the Maidan, Victoria Nuland, And Alexander Vershbow, Deputy Secretary General of NATO And former U.S. Ambassador to the Russian Federation.
"With Republicans for the Kremlin to be no exception," reads the publication. A potential candidate for the Republican nomination Jeb Bush critics "naivety" And "passivity" of the U.S. in foreign policy, as well as among them in the Ukrainian question. In his foreign policy team May include key players From the administration of George W. Bush - former us Secretary of state Condoleezza rice And former Deputy Secretary of defense Paul Wolfowitz.
If Jeb Bush is not a candidate, in the presidential race from the Republican party have the opportunity to participate senators Marco Rubio And Ted Cruz campaigning for the supply of arms Ukraine very quickly And criticizing the Russian Federation. They are both fans of Ronald Reagan And his Policy of " peace through strength ". Another possible candidate for the Republican nomination - Governor Scott Walker, who also supports the idea of arming Ukraine.
This list is provided only Republican Senator Rand Paul, whose advisers - Richard Burt And Dimitri K. Simes - are in favour of closer relations With Russia. And If in 2016 Rand Paul suddenly won't win, Moscow will face a United front candidates - Republicans And Democrats, " concludes Ariel Cohen.