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Carla Robbins of The New York Times and David Andelman of the World Policy Journal discuss the week's top stories: Obama's reversal on a missile defense plan for Europe, the battle against Islamic militants and this week's United Nations report on the war in Gaza.
U.S. President Barack Obama announced that he is dropping a controversial plan for a missile defense system in Europe, intended to counter perceived threats from Iran. Heather Conley of the Center for Strategic and International Studies discusses how the decision will be received in Europe.
Russia announced a broad plan to modernize its army and navy on Tuesday. While Russia and the U.S. have been taking some first steps toward improving relations, the prospects of an expanding NATO and a possible U.S. missile defense system have the Russians on edge.