Obama’s bold move raises hopes of nuclear sanity

Barack Obama’s decision to abandon the nuclear shield plan for east Europe has helped calm relations with Russia, but can he push his agenda to eliminate nuclear weapons altogether?

19th September, 2009

The remaining months of 2009 may yet come to define the global and strategic relationship between east and west for the next generation.

On Thursday, at the United Nations in New York, US president Barack Obama will chair an extraordinary nuclear summit - and he is hoping for a bold collective statement that will help set the world on a trajectory to a future without nuclear weapons.

Later this year, on December 5, the 18-year-old Strategic...

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