[N]othing strengthens Putin like seeing a president of the United States weaken the Atlantic alliance.
The administration will stop when it feels American businesses will be damaged.
The American side acceded to the Russian concept of “double truth,” avoided controversy, and thus did not negotiate anything substantive.
We have to work on the basis of reality rather than wishful thinking. Now that Moscow has jumped into the fray, it needs not only better knowledge and understanding of American internal political realities than it has ever had before, but also infinite caution.
[T]his conflict ... could bring about a crisis with a serious transformative impact on global politics and economics.
What Trump would be proposing as we said in November 2016, is a type of total commercial war, with changes in global equilibria, but also in the principal paradigms of world order.