By Paul Hollander - Special to The Washington Times Shares
"I think there's good news and bad news. (Tillerson) probably knows how to deal with unsavory characters and that helps in his relationship with Russia," Aron said. "He knows key players over there. However, he may decide business is business and agreements are important regardless of the long-term plans of Russia or the United States."
Mr. Aron rightly argues that "the 'objective' deterioration of Soviet economy became relevant only after and because of a fundamental shift in the ways in which regime's performance was perceived and the criteria by which it was evaluated."