I think now is the time for an anti-Kissinger foreign policy. Obama, in his ignorance and malice has almost created the right conditions. Trump can reach out to Russia as an ally.
America today faces a slowly growing China. China has a millennia long history of foreign policy. As it gains power it ‘probes’ to see what response it gets from its neighbors. Each probe measures the power and direction of the neighbor.
Today China has claimed millions of square miles of vital ocean to the South and East. The Obama government has responded meekly. A few ships traversed China’s claimed territory and a new base is being built in the Philippines. The message to China is 'take it... maybe a new administration will care.'
The obvious next step is to empower Russia in the Far East. This can be done, by using American oil field skills to expand Russian production. America can help build gas pipelines from Russia to Japan. Now is the time to build nuclear power plants in Taiwan.
Henry Kissinger tilted the power table toward China which required the USSR to build up forces on the Chinese border. It is now time to do the opposite.
Build up Russia to require more Chinese and more modern Chinese troops on the Russian/China border.