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January 27, 2010
Obama and the World: Relations between U.S. and Russia

Vladimir Lensky, the New York bureau chief for Russia’s Channel One, and Sergey Shestakov, a former Soviet foreign ministry official, join Daljit Dhaliwal to discuss Obama’s progress in resetting American-Russian relations, Russia’s cooperation in Afghanistan, relations with Iran and Russia’s own economic downturn.

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#2

Come-on right from the get-go Obama & W.H…has been blinking on many policy, to appease Russia
& China offering concessions.It is obvious now
Iran is taking note from N.Korea =raise same holy-hell ….in the end,they’ll get the Nuclear dream ? Our night-mare =…A FAILED FOREIGN POLICYS.. ?? On all nations a PARALYSISNESS in
dealing with the Iranian Regime ? ENDLESS TALKS
One can not sweet-talk the Iranian REGIME they are most tyrannical & hell-bent on ARCHIVING
their GOAL[NUCLEAR ]..WE IN THE WEST NEED TO FOCUS
ON A GOAL AND LET THEM …ACQUIESES TO US !

#1

I think that we need to work with the Russians on many issues. Working with them is not giving in to them – it more of a way to get accomodations on issues where mutual interest are concerned. Having said this – the Russians ought to as well understand that working with the United States and not against the US is to their benefit as well. Political, military, economic, cultural areas that are very important to both countries. And, I am sure that the Russians could do much more to help us in Afghanistan than they are currently doing. Also they have a major influence in Iran and could help there – but it appears that they are dragging their feet. These Chinese could do much more to – these two countries are trying to leverage the United States out of being a leading world power. Jim @ USA

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