Russia Now Wants the Missile Shield
By Micah Halpern
Wednesday October 20, 2010
I've Been Thinking:
Remember how the Russians were so upset over the planned European missile shield?
Well, now it seems that Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is thinking that it may be a good idea after all - such a good idea that Russia may actually participate.
Yesterday Medvedev said that he was considering the idea. He also said that he was going to attend the NATO meeting in Portugal from November 19-20. US President Barak Obama will be there as well and there is little doubt that the missile shield will be on their agenda.
This is how world politics evolves, it is how policy changes. Not six months ago Russia was nearly about to go to war over the missile shield.
In world politics things change quickly. In this case, the change was brought about because the Russian assessment of the Iranian threat has changed.