Friday, July 16, 2010
Medvedev moving the world forward with food
We can thank Obama's reset button: Russia wants new alliances with the United States and the European Union to stimulate trade and investment in one of his boldest foreign policy statements.
Signs of a new softer foreign policy toward the West have been growing since the global financial crisis exposed Russia's dependence on oil and gas exports, highlighting the need for an influx of foreign capital and technology. Whatever it is that brings us together does not matter. That we do is crucial to all our future. Medvedev made the country's modernization one of the pillars of his presidency, and there was a notable shift from the Cold-war era anti-Western statements of his predecessor Vladimir Putin to sweet-talking foreign partners and investors.
I am so glad the war mongers Bush and Putin are gone! Medvedev of course is right" "We need special alliances for modernization...first of all with Germany, France, Italy, the EU in general, and with the United States," he said during a speech to Russian ambassadors that takes place in Moscow every two years. The center of Medvedev's foreign policy has been a "reset" of relations with the United States, which had deteriorated in recent years, culminating in the signing of a major new nuclear arms control treaty in April.
EU to Russia: modernize We want 'fast forward', not 'reset'! They are listening, we have unity!
Obama is being credited and discredited for changing course on the MDS ( missile defense shield) and going with the Aegis system. We are told Russia has been emboldened and are taking advantage of their new power and a weakened America but I do not see it that way.
It just keeps getting better and we keep hearing from the war mongers on the right that we gave Russia the farm and screwed America and Europe. Quite the opposite is true! This is a win for everyone! Russia now knows they are not the target and have started being productive partners. All of Europe are winners as Russia's nukes will not be turned on them. The reset button has obviously been reset and we are seeing positive results from it every day. The latest: - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev called on Monday for the formation of new alliances with the United States and the European Union to stimulate trade and investment in one of his boldest foreign policy statements. Yeah!
Ukraine leader wants quicker pace towards Europe
Europe interested in good Russian-Ukrainian relations - Yanukovych
Russia is not going to deploy Iskander missile systems in Kaliningrad region as a response to the deployment of the U.S. Patriot missile along the border in Poland, the Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Wednesday.” Currently there are no intentions to deploy the Iskanders since the American Patriot missiles are the part of anti-aircraft defense, not anti-missile one, Russia not to deploy missiles due to US missiles deployed in Poland There would have been threats of war if this was the war monger Bush!
Russia will press the European Union to scrap visas for its citizens and seek the EU's help in modernizing its economy at a two-day summit beginning Monday. Russia seeks EU's help
I just love this obvious cooperation. It is a welcome change after Bush and Cheney's unilateral my way or the highway war mongering. This I am sure is all only possible because of Nobel peace prize winner President Obama pressing the reset button with Russia.