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The heads of the Chinese and Russian space agencies signed a memorandum of understanding Tuesday on cooperative construction of an international lunar research station.
Fossil fuel-rich Russia may not be known as a leader on climate action – but in the country’s remote far east, authorities have launched an unexpected experiment: an effort to try out carbon trading and reach net-zero planet-heating emissions by 2025.
Move highlights European bloc’s divisions over how to handle Kremlin as relations fray.
The full budget, set to be released on May 3, should spark heated debate in Congress between an emboldened progressive wing of the Democratic party looking to cut defense budgets, and Republicans and conservative Democrats who say spending must increase to stay ahead of the Chinese military buildup.
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.