I’ve long held a view that seems to be unpopular. Since Russia is the only country in the world that actually could destroy us, not to mention the entire world, it would be prudent for us to cultivate a good relationship with Russia. Instead, we’ve gone out of our way to insult and aggravate Russia with no particular gain for ourselves. For more in that vein see here.
I have a question. I can understand why Russia would be concerned about U. S. adventurism in its neighborhood. What I can’t understand is why we should be concerned about Russia pursuing what have been its interests in its own neighborhood for the last 300 years. Can someone explain that to me?