The US is more vulnerable both to spying and lobbying. The thaw ended with Micheal Flynn's removal.While the US-NATO-Sunni Axis* (aka the Washington Establishment)is back at the wheel. Russia is battening down it's hatches. US intelligence effectiveness will be further blunted.
But then, consider the upside. The US gave up on intelligence a long time ago when it began to write reports dictated by it's lobbyist pay masters. Status quo ante all round.
*Nixon, Kissinger and Yamani forged the US-NATO-Sunni Axis with Petro Dollars and which has directed global wars, economies, public opinion, terror and trade in contraband slaves, women, drugs, minerals, weapons and so on from the Oval Office ever since.
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