Reports out of Vienna yesterday suggested that the U.S. and Russia remain at loggerheads over a global agreement to control arms exports. Talks on the so-called Wassenaar agreement, which is intended to be a follow-up to the Cold War era COCOM, are slated to resume today. A session in April involving representatives of more than 31 governments collapsed after only two days when Washington and Moscow clashed over Russia’s unwillingness to disclose sensitive arms export information. Bilateral talks since April have reportedly failed to budge Moscow. (Reuter, July 10)
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