Fyodor Lukyanov, Russia in Global Affairs | June 2, 2008
Bush's unilateralism has created a rift in transatlantic relations that is unlikely to be fixed by the next US president, unless the EU and the US share a common threat. ++ McCain frames the authoritarian capitalism of China and Russia as the ideological antipode to liberal democracy. ++ If he were to follow through on his planned League of Democracies and the restructuring of the G8, this would be nothing short of a self-fulfilling prophecy. ++ A more inclusive and cooperative foreign policy would not only be more realistic but also more beneficial.