But thank God the U.S. administration says it understands that this case is crucial for the future, it’s not just a regional conflict, and if Russia succeeds, at least partly, it will be a big go for China. Those saying that Russia doesn’t need to be deterred fall short of a strategic vision. How can educated, trained, informed specialists not see such obvious things?
Could you explain the part I bolded out? The way I see, the longer war persists, the more Russia is dependent on China's willingness to cooperate economically while being itself strained by conflict's costs and sanctions. Wouldn't Russia weakened/broken by prolonged war, regardless of outcome, be a benefit to China?