Author and journalist Eric Margolis, a disillusioned Republican, says one of the unnecessary problems created by the Bush administration is the strained relationship with Russia, a nuclear power that has bristled over what it sees as U.S. provocations.
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Margolis says Obama also will have to deal with China, which has exploited U.S. economic weaknesses to emerge as a major competitor of the United States in Asia and other parts of the world.
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