Biden visits Russia to keep up New START momentum

By REUTERS
March 8, 2011 11:43

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

MOSCOW - US Vice President Joe Biden was scheduled to arrive in Russia on Tuesday to build on two years of improving ties capped by the New START nuclear arms reduction pact's entry into force last month as elections in both nations draw closer.

The White House and Russia also want progress toward turning decades of disputes over missile defense into cooperation.

Biden is to meet President Dmitry Medvedev on Wednesday and on Thursday he is scheduled to meet with Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, president from 2000-2008 and senior partner in Russia's ruling "tandem."

Putin may use a March 2012 election to return to the Kremlin. Analysts say opportunities for further milestones in ties will diminish as elections approach in both countries.

Biden's visit will be colored by turbulence in the Arab world, a potential source of friction which both sides said will be discussed. As US President Barack Obama weighed potential military options on Monday for Libya, Russia stressed it opposes such intervention.

Related Content

Breaking news
July 16, 2018
Trump and Putin to hold first summit talks as twitchy West looks on

By REUTERS