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"Medvedev-Obama meeting is a breakthrough"
The real result of the meeting of the two presidents on two resolutions remains unnoticed, says political analyst Aleksandr Pikaev from the Committee of Scientists for Global Security.

July 07, 2009 14:14

“We still do not trust each other 100%”
Both Barack Obama and Dmitry Medvedev are young and not associated with the Cold War era, but they grew up during that time, says the director of international services at RIA-Novosti Russian news agency Samir Shakhbaz.

July 07, 2009 09:58

“It’s a good day, but there’s still a long way to go”
"It took eight years for President George W. Bush to mess up US-Russia relations, and it’s going to take more than eight months to get the two talking and working together more closely,” says US analyst John Isaacs.

July 07, 2009 07:33

Outstanding issues at Medvedev-Obama talks
“One, obviously, is missile defense in Eastern Europe. The other is the whole question of NATO expansion,” Lawrence Korb, US assistant Secretary of Defense from 1981-1985, told RT.

July 07, 2009 07:03

“Real substance came out of today” – US analyst on Medvedev-Obama meeting
“Joint statement agreeing to follow on to the START treaty, which expires at the end of the year, is huge for both countries,” Spencer Boyer from the Center for American Progress told RT.

July 07, 2009 04:07

Solutions are possible – US expert on AMD
“Putting ballistic missile interceptors on sea-based destroyers or moving the ground-based interceptors to more southern locations would not bother Russia too much,” said Daryl Kimball from the Arms Control Association.

July 07, 2009 01:25

“New rules for a nuclear world”
The issue of the new START treaty is the establishment of a framework for nuclear weapons which has been ignored during the last eight years, says Ivan Safranchuk from the Moscow Institute of International Relations.

July 06, 2009 23:12

“Numbers are always significant”
Independent analyst Vladimir Kozin thinks that the number of nuclear weapons is directly proportional to national security, so disarmament is a key issue for Obama and Medvedev.

July 06, 2009 19:34

“AMD shield – not a bargaining chip”
Richard Burt, former US Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs, thinks both Russia and the US are determined to reach a consensus on nuclear issues despite difficulties, but AMD is non-negotiable.

July 06, 2009 19:22

“Obama promises changes, but not delivering on them”
Not much should be expected from the Russian and US presidents’ meeting because Barack Obama promises changes, but hasn’t really delivered on them yet, says Boris Kagarlitsky from the Institute for Globalization Studies.

July 06, 2009 17:55

Russian-North Korean border area residents have no worries over nukes
China and Russia have expressed concerns over an escalation of tensions on the Korean peninsula. But even though Russia has a border with North Korea, residents in the area aren't very worried.

July 05, 2009 13:25

“The US & Russia can find a solution on AMD and new START issues” – Medvedev
Russia-US relations are being restored after significant degradation, President Medvedev told the Italian media, adding that he hopes his upcoming meeting with Barack Obama in Moscow will bring some real results.

July 05, 2009 11:07

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