Friday, December 31, 2010
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin visited China during October 12-14, 2009. Both China and Russia singed 12 agreements. According to the Chinese media, one of these agreements was that two countries would notify the other of ballistic missiles and the launch of carrier rockets. Usually, no country wants to sign a mutual notification of ballistic missiles agreement because it will disclose its national security. When the US and Russian signed the mutual notification of ballistic missiles in 2000 (when Madeleine Albright and Igor Ivanov signed the agreement), the Russians have difficulty detecting the location of American ballistic missiles since the US has more advanced technology than Russians. In fact, the United States has asked Beijing to sign the mutual notification of ballistic missiles agreements for years; however, the Chinese leaders have not said “yes.” By now Sino-Russian mutual notification of ballistic missiles agreement was signed; what will Obama do?