Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's comments coincide with report that IAEA withheld evidence about Iran's nuclear weapon capabilities
The connections of the old Habsburg Empire have reappeared, post cold war, but regional identity has not.
The Obama administration is expected to announce Thursday it will shelve Bush-era plans to erect a missile defense shield in Eastern Europe, after Iran’s long-range missiles were deemed less of a threat than previously believed.
Administration cites technological advances and a shifting threat from Iran. But many in Eastern Europe worry the US is simply appeasing Russia.
A sea-based defense offers more flexibility against changing threats, including from Iran, Pentagon officials say. It also avoids a debate with Eastern Europe.
The head of the Missile Defense Agency suggests the plans could be altered, echoing President Obama's desire to compromise with Russia.
The EU and Turkey signed a $11 billion gas pipeline deal that should give Europe more supply options.
From arms control to Afghanistan, analysts say the deals brokered by Obama and Medvedev could profoundly reshape global security.
Obama and Russian President Medvedev on Monday outlined reductions in strategic warheads and launch vehicles.