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Is Missile Defense Fueling a U.S.-Russia Conflict?

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Is Missile Defense Fueling a U.S.-Russia Conflict?

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Is Missile Defense Fueling a U.S.-Russia Conflict?

Is Missile Defense Fueling a U.S.-Russia Conflict?

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U.S. plans for missile defense shields in Eastern Europe are a cause of contention between President Bush and Russian President Vladmir Putin, who met Thursday at the Group of Eight Summit in Germany. But that's not the only issue that has soured relations between the U.S. and Russia.

Lilia Shevtsova, senior associate at the Moscow Carnegie Center, talks with John Ydstie about the conflicts.