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Power’s world: can Obama and Medvedev press the reset button?

By Jonathan Power  

Obamania may not signal a big shift to the left—but at least it is inspiring Americans again

 

On both sides of the former Iron Curtain most people have forgotten—if they ever knew—that despite the rise and fall of British imperialism, the American Declaration of Independence, the expansion of Russia under the Tsars, the wars of the world, the cold war and the terrifying Cuban confrontation, the US and Russia have been at peace for more than 200 years. Not once in anger has a shot…

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