GENEVA: The US and Russia will launch a bilateral strategic stability dialogue aimed at reducing nuclear arsenal and making the world safe, US President Joe Biden has said. Terming his …Read More
GENEVA: After talks with his US counterpart Joe Biden in Geneva, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the US and Russia will begin consultations on cyber security, an issue of …Read More
GENEVA: In a positive sign, US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin held wide-ranging talks in the Swiss city and decided to restore ambassadors to their posts in …Read More
With the world watching closely, US President Donald Trump began a long-awaited meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a presidential palace in Helsinki on July 16. In his opening …Read More
Fuelling hopes of a reset in the strained US-Russia relations, Russian President Vladimir Putin has shunned a tit-for-tat response to the Obama administration’s decision to impose new sanctions and expel 35 Russian diplomats. Mr Putin’s “smart” response has elicited praise from US President-elect Donald Trump, who is expected to ease frosty relations between Moscow and Washington after he takes charge as the leader of the world’s most powerful nation on January 20.
“Great move on delay (by V. Putin),” Mr Trump, known to be an admirer of the Russian leader, said on the microblogging site Twitter on December 30. “I always knew he was very smart!”
Mr Putin’s smart restraint indicates his calculation that the new US President-elect will walk the talk during his campaign speeches about improving the febrile US-Russia relations, leading to an eventual lifting of the onerous US sanctions which have badly mauled the Russian economy.
The improved Russia-US relations bode well for India, which has close strategic relations with both countries. Moscow has reacted with suspicion to what it sees as the growing strategic nexus between New Delhi and Washington. India is betting on better relations between Washington and Moscow as the US sanctions have impacted New Delhi’s efforts to upgrade economic ties with Russia. If the US-Russia thaw becomes real under Trump’s watch, it will be good news for India as it will pave the stage for acceleration of India’s relations with its two foremost partners, US and Russia, without either relationship becoming a zero sum game.
Amid the US-South Korea talks on possible deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system following North Korea’s renewed nuclear and rocket tests earlier this year, China and …Read More
In a significant development, the US and Russia announced that they have agreed on terms and conditions in the war-torn Syria and declared that the ceasefire will come into effect from February 27.Read More
The Russian Parliament has effectively put to rest all speculation whether or not Russia will deploy troops in Syria by unanimously voting in favour and giving heft to Russian President …Read More
NEW YORK: With the relations between United States and Russia at an all-time low, Ukraine and Syria crises have been the two major global issues that the two sides have …Read More
Amid a new low in Moscow-Washington relations, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin is set to visit the US after a hiatus of eight long years to attend the 70th anniversary celebrations …Read More