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15 July 2009 

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"Obama in Moscow"

US Pres. Barack Obama (R) and Russian Pres. Dmitry Medvedev after their 01 Apr 2009 meeting in London, ahead of the G20 summit
US Pres. Barack Obama (R) and Russian Pres. Dmitry Medvedev after their 01 Apr 2009 meeting in London, ahead of the G20 summit

US President Barack Obama traveled to Moscow where he met with President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. They announced agreements on making marginal reductions in nuclear weapons, and allowing the US to ship military supplies to Afghanistan through Russian airspace. The Obama administration has said its goal is to "reset" relations with Russia, and at a speech to Moscow's New Economic School, Mr. Obama called for the United States and Russia to be partners rather than rivals.

What's the future of US-Russian relations, and what's likely to come from Mr. Obama's trip to Moscow? We'll get answers to these and other questions in this edition of On The Line.

Guests:

James Robbins: Senior Editorial Writer, The Washington Times
Stephen Larrabee: Corporate Chair - European Security, The RAND Corp.


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