With the exception of SALT-I, he has played major and minor roles in each of the most important arms treaties between the two nuclear powers over the past 50 years. He had previously met Russian President Vladimir Putin when Biden was vice president and Putin was prime minister.
This time, however, Biden will meet Putin as an equal rather than an envoy from another president. This week will be the first major test of how Biden’s vast track record serves him at a particularly low point in US-Russian relations amid cyber attacks emanating from Russia and the treatment of opposition leader Alexey Navalny.
What do Biden’s years of Russian experience tell us about his approach today? As a senator and vice-president, he was often sent to Russia as a close diplomatic. Although not always successful, he played a leading role in shaping US foreign policy, particularly with NATO enlargement and the negotiation and ratification of US treaties. weapons.
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