Last week, a senior Russian official met two Republican senators and came away warning that the GOP would drive Washington’s relations with Moscow into the ground if they came back to power.
The U.S. and Russia have made enormous progress in their relations over the last two years, U.S. President Barack Obama said in an interview with the Russian media. Read the rest of this entry »
New signs of a possible cooling in Russia-US relations are emerging. Following the reports about the repressive measures against officials from the “Magnitsky list”, the US media have reported on the Russian intelligence agencies’ possible involvement in the explosions in Georgia. Meanwhile, Russia’s permanent envoy to NATO, Dmitry Rogozin, made it abundantly clear yesterday that the anti-ballistic missile (ABM) defense in Europe is targeted against Russia. Read the rest of this entry »
In the unlikely-but-true department: Senior U.S. and Russian officials met this week in Washington to discuss how joint data-fusion and operations centers would work if the two countries could hammer out an agreement to cooperate on missile-defense.