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Sunday, January 31, 2010

US-Russia START Deal Imperiled?

 The shift in power in the Democrat-controlled US Senate - the loss of the 60th "super majority" vote with Scott Brown´s electoral victory in Massachusetts - could complicate Mr. Obama´s push for a drastic cutback in nuclear missiles between Russia and the United States as explained in this editorial from a career diplomat in the Russian daily Saint Petersburg Times: Reset in Danger of Being Set Back.

Given the US Senate's unique role in approving any treaties, the new START treaty could stall. That would not be a terrible development either.

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