I was just reading part of the book: Soviet Foreign Policy Since World War II by Alvin Rubinstein. The author suggests that: “…Soviet disarmament policy reveals that Moscow has exploited the theme as a means of compensating for military and technological inferiority.” Well okay, here’s a different sort of geopolitical chess strategy in Russian/American foreign policy: Why not slow the “Arm’s Race” on our end? This might, in turn, slow it on their end. What’s more, then we take some of the considerable savings from this slowing and help the Russian people at large, many of whom are currently struggling financially with their relatively recent transition to a free market economy. Note: I am not suggesting reducing sanctions on the Russian government for it’s unprovoked incursion into the Ukraine. But rather, I’m suggesting finding, and using, safe humanitarian-aid conduits into that country.