Wed. Nov 24th, 2021
 
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Takeaways from the Biden Putin Summit:

The relationship between Russia and USA has been deteriorating for some time now and just when it seemed to be hitting the rock bottom, U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin met in Geneva, Switzerland this week for their first in-person summit.

The meeting can be deemed as an effort by both countries to establish ground rules to ease tensions. After the three hour meeting, both the presidents of the respective countries held press conference where they summarized it as  productive. The meeting outlined a range of area of further discussion on cyber security and prisoner exchange. Both the leaders have also agreed to return their ambassadors to Washington and Moscow.

Takeaways from the Biden Putin Summit:

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Biden-Putin

There has been a series of issues of conflict between the two powerful countries. There were cyberattacks ascribed to Russian hackers, U.S.’s sanctions over Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 Us Presidential election has created severe tensions. Russia’s annexation of Cremea, its support for Bashar al-Assad in the civil war of Syria and America’s displease regarding those issues  have made it even more difficult for the countries to be at peace with each. So much so that the United States National Security Strategy declared Russia and China as the top threats to its security. As a result, many sanctions were imposed and diplomats were expelled. Earlier, the relationship between the two countries were of cooperative competition, but now it has become largely contentious.

The importance of their rivalry being resolved is just as important for the global peace. Both of the countries are nuclear superpowers. So it is inherently pivotal to maintain the peace and discourage any use of nuclear, chemical or biological weapons. The biggest global challange is now the COVID 19 pandemic and the Climate change in the long run. Do it is crucial to draw out a balance between USA and Russia.

Subhangee Guha

Break the Newz.

 

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