Updated: April 7, 2008 added more videos and here’s a link to Bucharest NATO Summit Declaration. ~ Lo
The NATO summit is widely seen as a victory for Russia. After all, Georgia and Ukraine failed to secure a “MAP” to join the alliance. Now there is the Putin-Bush informal get together in Sochi. Do the presidents have unfinished business? One item in the agenda is anti-missile defence. Also this week — the start of this year’s annual conscription. We have look at the some of the problems in the military and why so many young men dodge the service. And much more…
Final news conference by presidents Bush and Putin in Sochi
No major breakthroughs have been made at the final talks between outgoing presidents Bush and Putin in the Black Sea resort of Sochi. The main sticking point remains U.S. plans to deploy a missile defence system in Europe. However, the leaders have signed an agreement on future co-operation between the two sides.
Bush-Putin: Is the cold war over?
Bush and Putin hold final meetings as leaders.
Bush NATO expansion plans blocked
Not wanting confrontation with Russia, Germany and France block Georgia and Ukraine joining NATO.
Croatians demonstrate against Bush and NATO
US President visits new NATO member Croatia in show of support for ally government.