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A new Russia-U.S. arms race on the horizon?

Jessica Mathews, the President of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

1946 - Born in New York City
1967 - Graduates, Radcliffe College
1973 - Receives Ph.D. in molecular biology, California Institute of Technology
1973 - Congressional science fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
1975 - National issues director, presidential campaign for Congressman Morris Udall
1977 - Director, Office of Global Issues, Staff of National Security Council, the White House
1980 - Member, editorial board, 'Washington Post’
1982 - Vice president and director of research, World Resources Institute, Washington DC
1991 - Writer, weekly column, 'Washington Post'
1993 - Deputy to under Secretary Of State for Global Affairs
1993 - Senior fellow, Council of Foreign Relations
1997 - President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Viktor Linnik, political analyst

1944 Born in Moscow Region
1969 Graduates, Moscow State University
1969 Research fellow, Institute of US and Canadian studies, USSR Academy of Sciences
1980 Joins Pravda newspaper
1982 Correspondent, Pravda newspaper, New York
1986 Editor, international life department and deputy editor-in-chief, Pravda newspaper
1993 Editor-in-chief, Pravda newspaper
1996 First deputy editor-in-chief, Vek weekly
2000 Editor-in-chief, Slovo weekly newspaper

As Russian and U.S. policymakers more and more often have opposite views on the international issues, we’ve decided to invite to our studio political analysts from both Russia and U.S. to discuss the reasons and perspectives of these controversies. Our guests are Jessica Mathews, the President of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and political analyst Viktor Linnik.