Nuclear weapons are emerging as one of the top political brawls in the brewing battle over next year’s defense budget.
Gorbachev told the Interfax news agency that the two leaders – who spoke by phone after Biden’s inauguration last month – should meet and discuss further arms curbs.
The Biden administration sanctioned seven mid-level and senior Russian officials on Tuesday, along with more than a dozen businesses and other entities, over a nearly fatal nerve-agent attackon opposition leader Alexei Navalny and his subsequent jailing.
As a veteran U.S. diplomat, William J. Burns led secret negotiations with Iran and Libya over their weapons programs, served as ambassador in Jordan and Russia, oversaw U.S. relations with the Middle East and then ascended to the highest levels of the State Department.
Today we are posting two recent speeches by the presidents of the U.S. and Russia that might serve to illuminate the differing approaches each takes toward international affairs. These very different statements might also point to the underlying differences that remain a cause for the ongoing difficulty in achieving a less strained, more productive US-Russia relationship.
We must start with diplomacy rooted in America’s most cherished democratic values: defending freedom, championing opportunity, upholding universal rights, respecting the rule of law, and treating every person with dignity.
We all know that competition and rivalry between countries in world history never stopped, do not stop and will never stop. Differences and a clash of interests are also natural for such a complicated body as human civilisation. However, in critical times this did not prevent it from pooling its efforts – on the contrary, it united in the most important destinies of humankind.
On Feb. 24, join The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists to discuss Elisabeth Eaves’s newest piece “Why is America getting a new $100 billion nuclear weapon?” featuring Elisabeth Eaves, ACURA’s Katrina vanden Heuvel and arms control expert Thomas Countryman.
Opponents of the pipeline in Congress are increasingly impatient with the administration to enforce sanctions on the Russia-to-Germany natural gas pipeline.