JRL NEWSWATCH: “Trenin: Pompeo’s visit wasn’t about a reset or even detente” – Meduza

“… Carnegie Moscow Center director Dmitri Trenin says U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit to Sochi this week was about reducing misunderstandings and miscalculations in Russian-American relations, not developing full-fledged cooperation …. [carnegie.ru/commentary/79133] Trenin says Pompeo’s meetings with … Lavrov and … Putin were the latest steps in the White House’s push to reestablish high-level contacts. … “What each side wants most, the other cannot offer, Trenin says. … That said, there’s still negotiating room … for talks on strategic arms control (New START expires in February 2021), the stabilization of Afghanistan … and … conflicts in North Korea, Iran, and the Donbas. …

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