I throw this out for what ever it is worth. Six months ago at a meeting, I made friends with two Russian Cosmonauts who were retired Colonels (the same military rank as I) were discussing our relative countries positions. After several bottles of wine, we were definite friends. All I can say is to solve the worlds problems, supply French Wine. This was at a meeting in Peru.
Now I consider Marxists, Communists and Islamicists my mortal enemies, and liberals, progressives and socialists criminals.
I consider Russian, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese people tough competitors.
Separating who is Communist, or STILL Communist, and who is not, is now very difficult, and very important.
We can get along with competitors form a position of economic and military strength, but we can never get along with Communists or Islamicists.