Matthew Hamilton

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VOLUME II
Iran's Nuclear Development
1. Inh: Four Sets of Sanctions by UN RIA Novosti(Site info at end of brief), February 5, 2011, “Russia's Lavrov warns against new sanctions on Iran (Update 1)”, http://en.rian.ru/...470253.html Iran is currently under four sets of UN sanctions over its refusal to suspend uranium enrichment, including tougher financial controls and an expanded arms embargo, as well as an asset ban on three dozen companies and a travel freeze on individuals. 2. Inh: Sanctions Have Run Their Course RIA Novosti(Site info at end of brief), February 5, 2011, “Russia's Lavrov warns against new sanctions on Iran (Update 1)”, http://en.rian.ru/...470253.html Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has called against possible introduction of new sanctions on Iran. "The sanctions which were approved in June last year, the sanctions aimed at [Iran's] nuclear program have run its course," Lavrov said at the Munich Security Conference, adding that further sanctions on the Islamic state would negatively affect its economy. 3. Solv: Using Wrong Methods RIA Novosti(Site info at end of brief), February 5, 2011, “Russia's Lavrov warns against new sanctions on Iran (Update 1)”, http://en.rian.ru/...470253.html "We believe that neither further sanctions, nor intimidation and application of force could be regarded an efficient tool to solve these issues," Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov said at the same conference.

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Missile Defense
1. Inh: U.S. Plans Are Being Put Into a Broader NATO Program Global Security Newswire(Site info at end of brief), February 22, 2011, “Russia to Prepare Missile Defense Proposals For NATO”, http://www.globalsecuritynewswire.org...957.php The United States has proposed the phased fielding of sea- and land-based missile interceptors around the continent as a safeguard against missile attacks from the Middle East. That plan is to be folded into a broader NATO program for membership-wide missile defense (RIA Novosti, Feb. 18).

Other
1. Russia is Interested in Cooperation in the Economic Sphere
Michael Stuermer[has been a visiting professor at Harvard, the Institute of Advanced Study at Princeton, the Sorbonne, the University of Toronto, and the Institute for Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.], Pegasus Books LLC, Copyright 2009, “Putin and the Rise of Russia”, Page 174-175

What has failed to materialize after the end of the Cold War is the sustainable strategic partnership based on confidence and mutual security. While the political climate has become unfriendly, cooperation and partnership can still be found in the economic sphere given that the rulers of Russia today are no longer interested in fighting 'over the soul mankind', to quote a recent American study on the Cold War by Melvyn P. Leffler, but in material well-being, money and long-term prospects for themselves and their children. The strategic aim for European and US Industries must surely be to bring Russia in from the cold and to make the Russian economy conform to the silent standards and passumptions of rule-based system, first in economic life and then, slowly but surely, in political life as well. 2. Russia Loves 'em Some Foreign Limousines
Michael Stuermer[has been a visiting professor at Harvard, the Institute of Advanced Study at Princeton, the Sorbonne, the University of Toronto, and the Institute for Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.], Pegasus Books LLC, Copyright 2009, “Putin and the Rise of Russia”, Page 172

Anybody entering the inner courtyards of the Kremlin – or the parking lot of Gazprom not far from the Kremlin – cannot fail to be impressed by the number of large black limousines from Germany, most of them Mercedes but also a growing number of BMW's. Outside the Kremlin walls, the smart and glitzy Porsches
are conspicuous, with ladies at the steering wheel, driving at high speed. Moscow's streets are saturated with cars, many imported from the West. Kremlin leaders and oligarchs are not alone in their penchant for premium cars. It is a high-

priority objective of the Russian government to bring car manufacturers and their complementary industries to Russia. National as well as international companies received aid in order to engage in this area. By 15 September 2007 those special favours had ended, and outsiders as well as insiders are united in clamouring for more. French, Italian and German manufacturers demand that support for Russian car
industries should not come at the cost of foreign investors. Indeed, in ate 2007 Renault of France and AvtoVAZ – better known as Lada – set up a long-term partnership with both sides holding 50 per cent of the shares.

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Michael Stuermer[has been a visiting professor at Harvard, the Institute of Advanced Study at Princeton, the Sorbonne, the University of Toronto, and the Institute for Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.], Pegasus Books LLC, Copyright 2009, “Putin and the Rise of Russia”, Page 173

Investment corporations Alfa Group and Renova have put capital into innovative industries, notably nanotechnology in Switzerland and the US. As far as high-tech aviation is concerned, state-controlled Vneshtorgbank acquired – and sold after a short while – a 5 per cent share of EADS, the mother company of Airbus. 4. Russia Needs to Make a Concession in Order to Join the WTO
Written by: Press TV[is a 24-hour English language global news network owned by Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB). Its headquarters are located in Tehran, Iran. Press TV carries news analysis, documentary talk shows and sports news worldwide with special focus on West Asia, Central Asia, and the Middle East.], by Hassan Beheshtipour, 2011, “Russia Looks After Its Own Interests First”, http://www.eurasiareview.com...16032011/

The US has used Russia’s WTO bid as a tool to pressure the Kremlin. Russia will get a chance to enter the WTO only when it makes a major concession to the US to make Washington give up its right of veto at the WTO. 5. U.S. Trying to Open More Doors for Investment in Russia
Written by: Press TV[is a 24-hour English language global news network owned by Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB). Its headquarters are located in Tehran, Iran. Press TV carries news analysis, documentary talk shows and sports news worldwide with special focus on West Asia, Central Asia, and the Middle East.], by Hassan Beheshtipour, 2011, “Russia Looks After Its Own Interests First”, http://www.eurasiareview.com...16032011/

Biden also voiced Washington’s support for the abrogation of the Jackson-Vanik Law, saying the White House believes such measures will trade ties between the two countries. Washington intends to help Russia ameliorate conditions for, and remove obstacles to investment in the country. 6. U.S.-Russia Relationship is the Most Influential
Written by: Press TV[is a 24-hour English language global news network owned by Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB). Its headquarters are located in Tehran, Iran. Press TV carries news analysis, documentary talk shows and sports news worldwide with special focus on West Asia, Central Asia, and the Middle East.], by Hassan Beheshtipour, 2011, “Russia Looks After Its Own Interests First”, http://www.eurasiareview.com...16032011/

One must consider that the relationship between the US and Russia is most influential in the international level as both poses nuclear weapons and the world would be affected by any animosity between the two.

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Credentials/Info
-RIA Novosti Russia's leading news agency in terms of multimedia technologies, website audience reach and quoting by the Russian media. Integrated multimedia newsroom, vast network covering over 45 countries of the world and the Russian regions allow RIA Novosti to deliver news and information in all possible formats, including video, animated infographics and cartoons to professional clients and the end user in 14 languages. RIA Novosti has proven expertise in creating tailored interactive news & information services for mobile operators and content providers. Day after day RIA Novosti combines media expertise with innovative technologies to effectively reach its audience of millions. -Global Security Newswire produced by National Journal Group, offers daily news updates about nuclear, biological and chemical weapons, terrorism and related issues. The Newswire provides a single starting point for those seeking thorough, accurate coverage of these critical international security issues and includes abstracts drawn daily from a vast array of publications to provide a comprehensive survey of the day's developments (Taken from the “About Global Security Newswire” page) -GlobalSecurity.org is the leading source of background information and developing news stories in the fields of defense, space, intelligence, WMD, and homeland security. Launched in 2000, GlobalSecurity.org is the most comprehensive and authoritative online destination for those in need of both reliable background information and breaking news. GlobalSecurity.org, is well-respected, trusted and often-referenced in the media, both domestically and internationally. Along with its rapid growth in audience and traffic, GlobalSecurity.org has developed a reputation as a trusted source of military information. It is a frequently visited destination for other news organizations as they build their own coverage of developing events. GlobalSecurity.org’s unique positioning enables it to reach both a targeted and large diversified audience. The content of the website is updated hourly, as events around the world develop, providing in-depth coverage of complicated issues. The breadth and depth of information on the site ensures a loyal repeat audience. This is supplemented by GlobalSecurity.org’s unique visibility in the mass media, which drives additional growth. (Taken from the “Company History” page)

HEU: http://www.nti.org/db/heu/index.html

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