US and Russia : time for reconciliation - Le Monde diplomatique

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  • US and Russia: time for reconciliation, by John Pedler
    http://mondediplo.com/blogs/us-and-russia-time-for-reconciliation

    In an article published in Le Monde diplomatique’s English blog on 2 July, I suggested that Presidents Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin had mutual interests in the Middle East, and elsewhere, which were drawing them together. The rift over Ukraine might well be overcome by diplomacy, provided Obama could divorce the resurgent neoconservatives in Defence, State and CIA, with their ambition to bring about a Unipolar world, and provided Putin listened more often to his foreign affairs advisers and less to his security chiefs and the old KGB ‘Silovki’ that he brought with him when he first became president in 2000. [#st]