Thursday, May 6, 2021  | 23 Ramadhan, 1442
Samaa TV
Facebook Twitter Youtube
HOME > Sports

Recent tensions between U.S.-Russia right out of old era

DAVOS: The Cuban Missile crisis, Nikita Krushchev at the U.N., the Brandenberg Gate separating East and West Germany, all relics of the Cold War. Recent tensions between the two old rivals have seemed straight out of that era. The causes are many: Russia's recent occupation of Georgia, U.S. promoting NATO expansion, and plans for U.S....

SAMAA | - Posted: Jan 30, 2009 | Last Updated: 12 years ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Jan 30, 2009 | Last Updated: 12 years ago
Recent tensions between U.S.-Russia right out of old era

DAVOS: The Cuban Missile crisis, Nikita Krushchev at the U.N., the Brandenberg Gate separating East and West Germany, all relics of the Cold War. Recent tensions between the two old rivals have seemed straight out of that era.
The causes are many: Russia's recent occupation of Georgia, U.S.
promoting NATO expansion, and plans for U.S. missile sites in Poland and the Czech Republic.
“U.S.-Russian relations are at their worst point since before the collapse of the Soviet Union,” said Joe Cirincione of the Ploughshares
Fund.
As the new Obama Administration settles in, one area that could help
unlock the relationship, analysts say, is nuclear arms control. “Nuclear
policy offers the best approach to the Russians, this something they want to talk about because when they discuss arms reductions where they are on equal footing with the U.S.,” Cirincione says.
Russia may already be sending signals. As Russian prime Minster Vladimir Putin was attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, the Interfax Russian news agency reported that it would halt the deployment of missiles to the Baltic Sea. Analysts interpreted the move as a good will gesture towards President Barack Obama.
On the U.S. side, analysts see Washington using pragmatic diplomacy. David Capezza with the Center for a New American Security, explained how that would work: “We will not let those negative issues, those issues where we don't necessarily see eye to eye with each other, outshine where we can engage.”
President Obama is expected to meet his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev for the first time in April on the sidelines of a London summit of 20 leading nations.
In the meantime both the U.S. and Russia still have about 10,000 nuclear weapons a piece, 1,500 of which could be fired off within 15 minutes. Another relic of the Cold War.

FaceBook WhatsApp
 
HOME  
 
 
RELATED STORIES

Tell us what you think:

Your email address will not be published.

FaceBook WhatsApp
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
About Us   |   Anchor Profiles   |   Online Advertising   |   Contact Us   |   Feedback   |   Apps   |   FAQs   |   Authors   |   Comment Policy
Facebook   |   Twitter   |   Instagram   |   YouTube   |   WhatsApp