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Chabot on CNN.com: How Trump's reset with Russia can work

Washington, January 12, 2017 | comments
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How Trump's reset with Russia can work
By: Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH)
CNN
January 12, 2017


(CNN) During and after the recent presidential election, Donald Trump said, "Wouldn't it be nice if we actually got along with Russia?" (At the time, the Republican standard-bearer stood in stark contrast to Mitt Romney, who called Russia "our number one geopolitical foe.")

Previous Presidents have attempted to charm the ex-KGB agent into a better relationship. They wound up with little to show for it. President Obama's feckless handling of Russia has been so embarrassing that it may have emboldened Putin to annex Crimea, and terrified NATO allies along Russia's border.

When Trump takes office on January 20, he will have to contend with a slew of issues that demonstrate the extent to which Russia and America are strategically interdependent: from arms control to China, from radical Islamic terrorism to cyber threats and from nuclear proliferation to the price of energy.... 

Read the full, original story here on CNN.com.

Rep. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) is the chairman of the House Small Business Committee. He is a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs and Judiciary Committees.
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