No one should be surprised by the tensions between Russia and the United States. In fact the contrary - a friendship and unclouded relations between the two giants - would be the true surprise. This everlasting quarrel has already become a backbone element of the international system that determines its logic, its geopolitical games and its zones of influence. It determines the complexity of geopolitical spaces, the logic of international ties, the system advantages of an ally or a partner status, of efficient cooperation that in critical moments of escalations becomes lever of influence. The system engendered and determined by this clash is ill minded and irrelevant, causing more bad than good, destroying more than creating.
The mortal remains of trust in international relations are completely buried under the weight of geopolitical gamesMaria Doubovikova