US Vice President Joe Biden toured Eastern Europe this week with a new missile-defense plan designed to reassure the Czech Republic and Poland that they aren't being forgotten as relations warm with Moscow.
German analysts say this gives the US and Europe more leeway in negotiations with Russia, and give Poland a ‘healthier’ foreign policy.
Polish enmity toward Germany is gone, but tension with Russia remains.
The Russian president is being pressed for an apology for the secret deal the Soviets made to carve up Poland with the Nazis.
On his recent European tour, Tibet's exiled leader preached compassion, but expressed frustration over 'lies and hypocrisy' from Beijing
In Prague speech Sunday, the US president talked about Iran, North Korea, Russia, and how to stop the spread of nuclear weapons.
Some advocate inviting Russia to join. Russian President Medvedev wants a new security architecture that includes his country.