A New Arms Race Between US and Russia?
The specter of a new military rivalry between Moscow and Washington has been looming since Vladimir Putin delivered a speech highly critical of the United States at the Munich Security Conference earlier this month. Is it the birth of a new arms race between the former arch-enemies? Western guests who visited the Kremlin in Moscow in the spring of 1989 — prime ministers, cabinet ministers and journalist alike — were presented with an unusual gift: A steel ring the size of a small plate with a metal fragment attached to it, the whole thing secured to a heavy brass base. Full Story