Following a statement by Zbigniew Breczinsky that President Obama may not pursue the Rocket Shield programm in Poland and Tchechia, Russia announced that it will not deploy Iskander Missles in Kalinigrad (600km from Berlin). Analysts expect a trade between the US and Russia, Russia is apperantly willing to provide the US with logistic support for their forces in Afghanistan, maybe even concerning the transport of military goods through Russia, in return for an equal partnership concerning all of Russias neighbours (so the US will not back Nato aspirants without Russian consent, effectivly Ukraine and Georgia will stay out of the Nato). Parts of the Russian gouverment party in the Duma also offered a Joint Russo/US rocket shield in Aserbaidshan, right next to Iran. Did not find an English link yet, but the Spiegel, one of the most acclaimed German Newspapers, writes it, it also makes sense from a political point of view. Personally, I figure the US will agree to this provided that Russia gives clear and strong security guarantees for both Ukraine and Georgia.