The New START treaty, which Russia's Federation Council ratified today, is a major step in resetting US-Russia relations, yet many major issues remain.
The New START treaty could be ratified in Russia as early as Friday. But many pitfalls remain amid the US-Russia attempt to move away from cold war constraints.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, criticized in a WikiLeaks cable as marginal, avoided sensitive topics in his national address today.
Medvedev approved the move a day after parliament voted unanimously in favor of it.