Thomas Pickering is a retired American diplomat.
Washington and Moscow must both tone down and tune out the unhelpful public statements.
A diplomatic effort to cap missile development is the next necessary step.
"Both sides know that failure to reach a comprehensive agreement after the collaborative atmosphere that has developed would result in a renewed downward spiral in the relationship."
Myanmar is far from a democracy. But with Western help, its nascent reform movement may have a fighting chance.
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