In case you’re ready for some massive diplomatic takeaways from President Biden’s Wednesday assembly with Russian President Vladimir Putin — do not maintain your breath.
It may very well be “years,” Politico writes, earlier than we will gauge whether or not the much-criticized Biden-Putin bilat was a hit or “even price having.” However, within the extra quick future, the general public can fulfill its curiosity by maintaining a tally of just a few potential indicators.
Russia’s motion across the Iran nuclear talks and its progressive relationship with China might function bellwethers of success in Geneva, Politico reviews. Will Russia “immediately” attempt to derail talks to carry the U.S. and Iran “again into compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal?” Will Chinese language officers maintain extra conferences with Russian ones? The solutions to each questions stay to be seen, however might probably align with the end result of Wednesday’s assembly.
Different indicators might embrace sanctions — whether or not or not the U.S. imposes extra on Moscow — in addition to Russian media evaluation “within the coming days.” Putin controls a “vital chunk of Russia media,” Politico writes, so the framing of reviews on the U.S. and Biden could function a mirrored image of the Geneva summit’s influence (or lack thereof). In the meantime, in U.S. media, Politico writes that “if there is a common reticence” amongst administration sources to disclose particulars, “it might imply some progress was made and the White Home does not need to derail it.”
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