The day after the historic summit between Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden in Geneva, it’s still making headlines worldwide, with analysts offering their perspective on the future of Russia-US relations.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - President Joe Biden abandoned the US public pose of trying to act tough against Moscow in order to reach a deal on nuclear arms control with Russian President Vladimir Putin at their Geneva summit, former Canadian diplomat Patrick Armstrong told Sputnik.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik), Ekaterina Chukaeva - The agreement between Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden to start consultations on cybersecurity could be an important step to improve global safety, and lead to guidelines in the cybersector which, up to now, remain unregulated, Chuck Easttom, an American computer scientist told Sputnik.
The Zelensky administration has recently raised hopes that Ukraine will be allowed to join NATO "as soon as possible" – just as Kiev received a $150-million military aid package from the US. But Paolo Raffone, a strategic analyst and director of the CIPI Foundation in Brussels, believes that Ukraine is hardly strategically important to the bloc.
US President Joe Biden's decision to launch a 90-day investigation into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic and revisit the theory of a potential leak from China's Wuhan Institute for Virology has raised many eyebrows in the People's Republic, says Beijing-based commentator Thomas W. Pauken II.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The new Atlantic Charter announced by President Joe Biden and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is only for show and will make no difference whatsoever given London already walks in lockstep with Washington, former British ambassador Peter Ford told Sputnik.
In 1975 the world economy was in turmoil as a result of instability in the Middle East which had driven up the price of oil.
While Joe Biden has vowed to "press" Moscow on human rights issues in Geneva, he may be given a dose of his own medicine one day given Washington's record of human rights abuses both at home and abroad, according to economist and author Dr. Paul Craig Roberts.
Experts have been concerned about the immediate and long-term economic repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic since its onset last year. Sputnik spoke with Jochen Biedermann, managing director of the World Alliance of International Financial Centres (WAIFC), about the impact of the pandemic on the financial sector.
In an interview with Sputnik, Director of the Arctic Economic Council Mads Qvist Frederiksen shared his thoughts on what the key challenges and tasks for Russia will be when it chairs the council.
Nobel laureate Riccardo Valentini has shared his thoughts with Sputnik on COVID-19, lockdowns, food security, and environmental protection.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia’s decision to cut the US dollar from its National Wealth Fund will not affect the reliability of its national reserves, as Russia continues to remain a serious player in the world arena, experts told Sputnik, adding that the move will hardly affect the financial markets.
Naftali Bennett, the leader of the Yamina party, is to be Israel's next Prime Minister. Known for his hawkish views, including concerning Jerusalem and his country's settlements, he is unlikely to pursue peace with the Palestinians. And this is what makes some officials in the West Bank worry.
Earlier this month, EU foreign policymakers issued a draft report on the direction of the bloc's political relations with Russia. The document does not see Russia as an equal partner with the West and "legitimises" the EU to interfere in the country's domestic affairs and overhaul its political system, notes Norwegian Professor Glenn Diesen.
Despite Joe Biden and the Democrats' rhetoric that "a strong middle class is the backbone of America", the president is undermining those he promised to prop up, says Felipe J. Cuello, a Dominican-American Professor of Public Policy at the Pontifical Catholic University.
The US military activities in the Arctic and the South China Sea are fraught with tremendous risk of inflaming conflicts with Russia and China, says American peace activist Jan R. Weinberg. What's worse, the militarisation of crucial shipping lanes could backfire on international trade and economies, he argues.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin are expected to lay the groundwork for the normalisation of relations at their upcoming summit in Geneva, former US State Department Senior Foreign Service Officer and former UN Director of Counterterrorism Howard Stoffer told Sputnik.
Bill Gates' philanthropist image is losing its lustre after the press started to dig into the magnate's past following the announcement of his divorce with his wife Melinda. What else may resurface in addition to Gates' affairs and meetings with billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein?
India has traditionally backed the Palestinian cause and a two-state solution, and was the first non-Arab nation to recognise the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) as the legitimate representative of Palestinians.
Israel commemorated its 73rd anniversary of independence on 14 May with the country being dragged into an armed conflict with Hamas, a militant Islamist group based in the Gaza Strip. What's behind the latest standoff and why haven't the warring parties been able to reach a compromise for decades?