Lavrov disapproves ‘NATO-centric’ approach to crises, but extends hand to US on nuclear treaty

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The annual Munich Security Conference, a Cold War era trans-Atlantic focused meeting to address severe military challenges, but which has over the years grown to include nations from around the world addressing pressing security issues, kicked off late this week on a pessimistic note. “The whole liberal world order appears to be falling apart,” Wolfgang Ischinger, chairman of the Munich Security Conference, wrote in an essay introducing the conference. “We are experiencing an epochal shift; an era is ending, and the rough outlines of a new political age are only beginning to emerge.” And on Saturday German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned of a “disintegration of international political structures” while stressing the importance of NATO as “an anchor of stability on a stormy sea”. But concerning this “disintegration” the conference has already included a significant overture made by the Russian representative hoping to open the door to negotiations with the United States over the…

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