...As for NATO—strategically useless and tainted with criminality, as it has been ever since Bill Clinton’s aggression against Yugoslavia in 1999, for the benefit of the KLA—Trump should start with the demand to end the “free-loadism” of its European members. He should disengage from the Baltic and Black seas, drop Russia sanctions, and deal on a neutral basis with Ukraine. Further east, he should ride herd on the Iran nuke deal with Moscow and Beijing, but not reject it. He should keep the Saudis at arm’s length, treating them as the leading state sponsor of terrorism that they are...
...Trump needs to avoid the GOP/neocon apparat like the plague and appoint realists to his administration to make America great again. It is not too tall an order. "
This seems to be a most practical realist path to "Dismantling the Empire." But what if Trump supports Israel and Putin supports Iran? As mentioned here earlier, we could then end up with another bi-polar world, with the U.S., Israel, the Sunni states, and a few Europeans on the Western pole, and Russia, Iran, China and a few European states on the Eastern pole. Will Putin abandon Shi'ite Islam or Trump abandon Israel?