As President Obama ended a two-day summit in Russia, he and that country’s top leaders seem to have gone a long way toward changing the tone of their relationship for the better.
But despite an agreement to reduce their nuclear arsenals with a new treaty, the president admitted that on issues that divide the countries there won’t be “a meeting of the minds anytime soon.” One of those issues is the American plan to deploy a missile defense system near Russia, in eastern Europe. Russia’s foreign minister warned that such a system could jeopardize progress on arms control.
Angela Stent, the director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, joins Martin Savidge to discuss what was accomplished in the summit and what lies ahead.
Read analysis from Worldfocus blogger Nina Hachigian: From Russia — not with love, but with results.