A growing China makes Washington increasingly look toward Moscow

The administration of US President Donald Trump announced this week that the United States withdrew from the open skies agreement with Russia. But despite this move by the United States authorities, experts at The Washington Post see opportunities for closer cooperation between the two countries in terms of arms control as opposed to China.

World policy is in constant motion. Ten years ago, the PRC was considered a country that is capable of only limited nuclear deterrence, just like France and Great Britain. But now, official Beijing claims to be on an equal footing with the world's leading nuclear weapons players. And therefore, Russia, like the United States, may be interested in containing the nuclear ambitions of the Chinese authorities

- says an article in an American publication.

Thus, a growing China is forcing the US to increasingly look towards cooperation with Russia. So, special envoy of the State Department for Arms Control Marshall Billingsley plans to meet with Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.

Billingsley intends to discuss important arms control issues, including the likely extension or expansion of the START-3 agreements that expire in 2021. According to the American official, Ryabkov shares the opinion of official Washington that Beijing should become part of the nuclear arms limitation agreements.
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  1. bear040 Offline bear040
    bear040 22 May 2020 21: 41
    Let Washington look towards Estonia! The Russian Federation has no reason to drag chestnuts from the fire for the Yankees!
  2. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 23 May 2020 00: 12
    And so as not to look ...
    "Elites" have not watched Russia for a long time, they live there with children ....
  3. alexandrmakedo Offline alexandrmakedo
    alexandrmakedo (Dubovitsky Victor Kuzmich) 23 May 2020 00: 33
    Quote: Sergey Latyshev
    And so as not to look ...
    "Elites" have not watched Russia for a long time, they live there with children ....

    Ostap Bender had a typewriter with a Turkish accent. There was no letter E, and I had to drive E. What language does the machine speak in your language?
  4. Potapov Offline Potapov
    Potapov (Valery) 24 May 2020 08: 37
    Let them look, but they will see nothing ... They got ...