Gloating? Not for long. Painful memories of their own retreat a couple of decades earlier must quickly come up. But I don’t expect Russia gloating. China is a much more realistic candidate. I just ask myself if China is really aware of what it’s getting into. Because right now they might see an open door of business and influence – until they find out what dealing with that country really entails. Good luck – they will need it. Gloats will be over very soon.
Russia has responded to the collapse of the U.S.-installed Afghanistan Government by gloating over U.S. failures, but Moscow is also worried about potential instability