The US has threatened to pull out of the INF arms control treaty because Moscow has failed to respect the agreement. Europe appears to have persuaded the US to delay its withdrawal from the treaty for two months. But the issue is far from resolved.
Russia and China have sharply criticized the US for ramping up military tensions by testing a ground-launched, medium-range cruise missile weeks after withdrawing from the INF pact with Moscow.
The INF treaty was far from perfect. But instead of scrapping the deal altogether, Russia and the US should have modernized the agreement. Yet it seems neither side was willing to do so, says DW's Bernd Riegert.
A landmark nuclear treaty is ending. Is Europe returning to the Cold War era? Germany is aiming to prevent an arms race and keep dialogue channels with Russia open, all while ensuring NATO's unity. It's not an easy task.
In offering to buy Greenland, US President Donald Trump is trying once again to disrupt the postwar Western order. What he is mainly interested in is geopolitical influence in the Arctic, writes DW's Oliver Sallet.
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