We'll see. We destabilized the region to get oil. But over time, and apparently between WWI, WWII and sometime in the last 30-40 years while we were most concerned with Russia, China and the EU all of the small "terrorist" groups became united as "Al Qaeda" -- then as that all took hold im the middle east, the other super powers seized on AQ's growing significance on the world stage and used them to destabilize the region in order to drive oil prices up to harm the oil dependent US. Now its a big mess. The idea of energy independence is nice, but unrealistic until we can keep prices down while using less oil and petroleum based plastics. China is dependent on the US for its market, so a deal with China could happen. But I have no idea what Russia has to do with the world markets, other than a massive mobile military infrastructure. That is the problem. We should be getting Russia into the world market for nonmilitary goods. But I doubt that is part of any of the US's plans.