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What Bush Should Do with Russia

bushplaysbaseball.jpgAriel Cohen of Heritage has a few suggestions for President Bush before his next (and likely his last) meeting with Vladimir Putin:

Before the Sochi summit, President Bush should request that President-elect Dmitry Medvedev join the talks. He should also reiterate U.S. support for eventual NATO membership for Ukraine and Georgia while clarifying that such membership would not endanger Russia. Bush should also discuss the participation of Russian observers in the United States’ limited missile defense system in Central Europe. President Bush should call for a more robust cooperation with Russia on limiting Iran’s nuclear weapons, uranium enrichment, and ballistic missile programs. Washington and Moscow should explore Russian weapons transfers and training for Afghan military and security personnel. Finally, the two sides should launch a discussion of terms and conditions for allowing the investment of Russian sovereign state funds in the United States.

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