Moscow and Washington could resume talks on a new U.S.-Russian strategic arms reduction treaty by the end of January and the big word is could. But as we should remember: Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has said, “U.S. plans for a missile defense system were the main obstacle to reaching a new deal on reducing Cold War arsenals of nuclear weapons.” This is the same thing that Medvedev told Obama when they tried to get a handle on the new treaty.
I have already written about this once and it looks like a stall has happened in the process. The stall being, America wants to play with missile defense systems that affect Russia and Russia says, “Nope!”