The democraps were able to force Trump to reverse his stated policy of good relations with Russia by goading him into proving he was not putins tool... putins puppet...
Essentially they got him to do the opposite of what he wanted to do, what he stated he wanted to do and to do exactly what they were going to try to do if they got into power.
The result was Trump was an orange hillary but more willing to build walls and tear up agreements with everyone.
The real question will be can the republicans goad Biden into going hardline against China...
The irony is that Russia has a growing stable economy but it is no threat to the west in terms of economics.
In terms of military power Russia is and remains the biggest threat to the west and if Russia acted like the west does then the west would certainly be in trouble... but Russia acts with respect and integrity and mainly in self defence so really only a threat to a country wanting to invade Russia or break her up... so obviously the west is afraid because that is exactly what they want.
China on the other hand is more of a production superpower and a real economic threat to the west, though still rather weak in military terms... but threats of interference from the west is making them look to become more independent and resilient and part of that is boosting military spending in various areas.