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European Missile Defense and Russia   [open pdf - 3MB]

From the Summary: "When U.S. President Barack Obama cancelled a scheduled September 2013 summit meeting with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, 'lack of progress on issues such as missile defense' was cited as the primary justification. Despite widespread and wellfounded assumption that the real trigger for the cancellation was the Russian decision to offer temporary asylum to Edward Snowden, the citing of missile defense was indicative. The comment marked one of the periodic plateaus of mutual frustration between the United States and Russia over U.S. attitudes to missile defense capability, stemming from a continued failure to achieve meaningful dialogue over U.S. plans and Russian fears."

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2014-07
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Strategic Studies Institute: http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/
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