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  1. Medvedev talks a test of Obama's mettle

    Posted Sep 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... nuclear weapons. Nato's secretary general, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, says he expects Russia to exert more political and diplomatic pressure. Washington also wants early talks on deeper cuts ... to scrap former president George W. Bush's plan to build a long-range missile-defence system in Poland and Czechoslovakia, angrily opposed by Russia, has sparked feelings of insecurity ...

  2. Delhi seeks political clout under UN reform

    Posted Apr 29th 2005, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... who exercise veto powers- the US, Britain, China, Russia and France. India, Japan, Brazil and Germany are now lobbying to get permanent membership, although India alone is insisting that it should come with veto power. International affairs expert Aswini Ray said there were no concrete benefits to be gained by India, merely political clout. 'After acquiring the two main ...

  3. Arms embargo 'is political discrimination against China'

    Posted Mar 07th 2005, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... the need for an end to the arms embargo imposed after the 1989 Tiananmen incident. The arms embargo continued a 'political discrimination' against Beijing, which was not compatible ... the conflict. The six-party talks, brokered by China, brought together the two Koreas, the US, Japan and Russia, to seek a peaceful solution to the nuclear crisis. The talks have been stalled since ...

  4. Friends in the making

    Posted Jul 06th 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Beijing backs Russia's position on Chechnya. But while Sino-Russian political ties are strengthening, their economic relationship is still relatively weak. China's trade with Russia last ... Beijing's relations with Washington and Tokyo are constrained for political reasons, its relations with Russia- while a source of satisfaction for their political content- still lack the substantial ...

  5. Georgia crisis leaves Beijing struggling to find a balance

    Posted Sep 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... China's borders, the news was not so good. A war was breaking out between friend and rival Russia and Georgia- the culmination of a crisis over the breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia- which would push China into an awkward diplomatic corner. Amid what seemed to have all the hallmarks of a cold-war-style tussle between a resurgent Russia and the west, China had little reason ...

  6. Bush pitches democracy but Putin stands by his methods

    Posted Feb 26th 2005, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer Foreign Editor US President George W. Bush has made Russia the focus of his campaign for global democracy because it is bucking perceived international trends, analysts ... Russia down the path of authoritarianism. 'Russia has made its choice in favour of democracy,' he said. 'There can be no return to what we used to have before,' he insisted, ...

  7. Tensions rise as Moscow turns its eyes on Crimea

    Posted Feb 08th 2009, 12:00am by Joshua Kucera

    ... 22/2/2021.' The only problem is, this is Ukraine, and the government says Russia and its fleet must be out of Sevastopol by 2017. While the Russia-Ukraine dispute over natural gas has lately been ... potential for conflict between the two post-Soviet states. Crimea entered the spotlight again recently as a result of the August war between Georgia and Russia over South Ossetia. Like Georgia, ...

  8. This summer, it's serious season

    Posted Aug 30th 2008, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... the great powers, the US, China, Russia and Europe. The Olympic Games was the exhilarating part that saw China march onto the world stage with a cast of thousands dancing to a superbly choreographed ... and the Europeans apoplectic. There was a tumult of huffing and puffing from the west and assorted threats to boot Russia out of the Group of Eight, to stop its entry to the World Trade Organisation. ...

  9. Contenders make early start to win Putin's job

    Posted Mar 21st 2005, 12:00am by Fred Weir

    ... Fred Weir in Moscow But experts believe Kremlin may rewrite laws to allow the president a third term Ukraine's 'Orange revolution' and a pensioners' revolt in Russia ... Korgunyuk, an expert with Indem, an independent think-tank. 'The whole chain of power in Russia has been created by him, and cannot be passed over to someone else.' Mr Putin was re-elected ...

  10. Europe the key to collaboration in future technology projects

    Posted Oct 17th 2003, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... The US and Russia have their reasons for being wary of helping, say experts Fears that China has military ambitions in space will prevent close co-operation with the United States and even long-time collaborator Russia, analysts say. Because of the reluctance of the existing space powers to get involved, Europe may be China's best hope as the nation develops its space programme. ...




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