Regardless of who the next President is – there are a number of key nuclear-related issues that will have to be addressed both domestically and internationally. Iran's nuclear program could bring us to war again in the Middle East or be settled at the international negotiating table. Nuclear power can play a key role in future energy production or not.
It was not that long ago that President-to-be Putin called on Russians to rally around him, promising to implement all social initiatives even if the price of oil drops to $70 a barrel. Economic realities will impact the future and direction of Russia’s nuclear weapons.