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ロシア専門家のFiona HillがForeign Affairsの11-12月号に寄稿していました。こちらはウクライナ情勢ではなく、ロシアやアメリカが権威主義的な体制になっていることの危険性を指摘したものです。

有料記事なのであまり引用しませんが、いやあ部下のブリーフィングは聞かずに独裁政権の元首の言い分をそのままトランプは信じてしまったり、プーチンみたいにどうやったらなれるかなんてHillに聞いたりしていたとか、愕然とします。動画は論稿でも触れていたトランプのダメダメなヘルシンキでの記者会見の様子です。プーチンもこの会見に不満だったようです。

How Putin Exploits American Dysfunction and Fuels American Decline
By Fiona Hill

Donald Trump wanted his July 2018 meeting in Helsinki with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, to evoke memories of the momentous encounters that took place in the 1980s between U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. Those arms control summits had yielded the kind of iconic imagery that Trump loved: strong, serious men meeting in distant places to hash out the great issues of the day. What better way, in Trump’s view, to showcase his prowess at the art of the deal? 

That was the kind of show Trump wanted to put on in Helsinki. What emerged instead was an altogether different sort of spectacle.

By the time of the meeting, I had spent just over a year serving in the Trump administration as deputy assistant to the president and senior director for European and Russian affairs on the National Security Council. Like everyone else who worked in the White House, I had, by then, learned a great deal about Trump’s idiosyncrasies. We all knew, for instance, that Trump rarely read the detailed briefing materials his staff prepared for him and that in meetings or calls with other leaders, he could never stick to an agreed-on script or his cabinet members’ recommendations. This had proved to be a major liability during those conversations, since it often seemed to his foreign counterparts as though Trump was hearing about the issues on the agenda for the first time. 

バイデンではなく、トランプだったらこんな危機はなかったと指摘しているトランプ大好き日本人はいるかもしれませんが、実際の彼の動きを見るとどうなったかと考えるだけでも恐ろしいです。
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