Joshua Huminski, head of the Mike Rogers Center for Intelligence and Global Affairs, suggested changing the way we assess Russia. He told The Hill about this in his article.
In his view, the strategy of U.S. President Joe Biden’s new administration should begin with a deeper understanding of Russia’s interests and its strength, rather than with an assumption of weakness and “structural decay. This approach could become the basis for a more far-sighted policy toward Russia
However, Huminski notes that understanding does not mean recognition. It is, in his view, the ability to assess Russia as it is, not as the U.S. wants it to be. Otherwise, it is possible to get a “mirror image”.
The political analyst notes that if Moscow’s strategic interests are ignored, then it will be constantly circling Washington.