Trump pegs US-Russian relations at an 'all-time low'

A comment in the US by President Donald Trump on Wednesday that relations between Russia and the US may be at an "all-time low" after their differences on Syria.

The remarks were made after a two-hour meeting in Moscow between his secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, and Vladimir Putin.

This meeting, according to The Guardian, failed to resolve differences on Syria, Ukraine, or Moscow’s alleged interference in the 2016 US election.

Brookes Spector, a US foreign policy expert, says Trump may not understand the complexity of the relationship between the two states.

Another theory is that he simply doesn't understand the nature of longer term strategic thinking and planning. A part of me says that there is a certain strategic ambiguity going on here that he is trying to, as he likes to say, 'keep people guessing about his motives'. But the other half of me says that its just simply strategic incoherence.

Brookes Spector , US foreign policy expert

He actually doesn't know what he thinks are the long term interests of the country, he doesn't understand the complexity of the relationships.

Brookes Spector , US foreign policy expert

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