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Missile Defense Arms Race

Alexander Vershbow, deputy secretary general of NATO and former U.S. ambassador to Russia, published a comment entitled "NATO Missile Defense Is No Threat to Russia" in The Moscow Times on November 12 (attached). In his comment, Vershbow said an Oct. 29 Rossiiskaya Gazeta article incorrectly stated that land-based and sea-launched interceptor missiles in the U.S. national missile defense system "are designed for the total destruction of the warheads of short-, intermediate- and intercontinental-range ballistic missiles."

A Way Forward for the U.S. and Russia

When meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin in October, Henry Kissinger mentioned with his characteristic humor that after trips to Russia he brings the Russian point of view to the American leadership, but that in the United States such information does not always help him. This is unfortunate. For Kissinger has much to offer Americans when it comes to Russia.

Bilawal Bhutto promises to save Mohenjo Daro. And is collecting money for this

As reported by the London newspaper "Daily Telegraph", the young heir of the Bhutto-Zardari political dynasty Bilawal Bhutto intends to launch an international campaign to save Mohenjo–Daro, one of the most remarkable archaeological sites not only for the people of Pakistan, but for the whole of humanity.

The World Today is Facing a Turning Point

Dmitry Ryurikov

The key word in world diplomacy is "Syria"

U.S. - Pakistan relations : thawing, or..?

Observers were quick to call the current visit of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to the U.S. a sign of "thaw" in bilateral relations. An additional reason for this optimism was the decision taken on the eve of the visit by the U.S. Congress to unfreeze a package of military and economic aid to Pakistan amounting to $ 1.6 billion.

Will the Maldives succeed in electing a president?

Сreates the risk that the country could be left without a legitimate authority : the authority of the current interim President Waheed, who came to power after a coup in February 2012, will expire on November 11, reminds Boris Volkhonsky, an expert of the Russian Institute of Strategic Studies.

What is there to negotiate with the Pakistani Taliban ?

Hakimullah Mehsud, the leader of the Pakistan Taliban (Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan), said in an interview with the BBC that he is open to talks with the government, but until now no one has approached him with such a proposal. The leader of the rebels is clearly trying to be cunning. Immediately after his election to the post of prime minister in May this year, Nawaz Sharif said he was willing for unconditional talks with the Taliban.

APEC: America’s designs on the region

It is vital for New Delhi to maintain an independent foreign policy that would serve Indian interests, and not be dragged into Washington's plans to contain Beijing.

Washington and Moscow must revive the arms control process

Despite efforts to improve US-Russia relations, the two countries remain at loggerheads in a number of areas.