Templeton Fellow Ed Turzanski Quoted in CNBC on China and North Korea
The president is “not going to cut a deal with Xi,” said Ed Turzanski, an international policy and national security expert at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. Turzanksi worked in the U.S. intelligence community during the Reagan administration.
According to Turzanski, leaders such as China’s Xi and Russia‘s President Vladimir Putin “are not interested in forming personal relationships and cutting win-win deals, because in large part they still operate on a zero-sum game — you win, I lose,” Turzanski explained.
“They are cold-blooded in calculating when it comes to national interests, and they are not going to do you any favors,” he added.