The last Day Russia and post 9/11

Thing actually started out pretty well, putin was the first to call George bush and started a strategic partnership Putin supports the war on terror; he did think that maybe america would turn a blind eye to chechnya ad it is a mechanism for consolidating power, since he rode on an anti terrorism target. and because it provided a way to gain revenge on the Taliban. What was the perception of wha this relationship meant? Putin saw this as russia stepping up as a partner in the war on terrorism. For the us it showed weakness on the russian side, because russia couldn’t take care of afghanistan the first time. America cancels the ABM treaty which basically means that now you can shoot rockets all over the place. Restarting star-wars program-it is completely non feasible and that it screws with MAD and means that mutually assured destruction is not necessarily inevitable. This drives russia crazy. All the big reality conflicts continual is russia going to let russia pass through Belarus and Ukraine. Russia did not support he us invasion of iraq; calls it a unilateral act of imperialism on the US’ part So what has been the result of all these tensions? Russia and the us are fighting two different wars on terrorism ad although those terrorists May come from the same background,the Us and the Russians are not united on the war on terrorism The UN is deeply distrustful of russia, because they think they are returning to a cold war stance. Russia does not trust the US or the west to be paragons of democracy Russians have now come t the perception that the Us is not in the interest of defending democracy What is putin’s big agenda? Wants to reform the military, control ad trade oil and nuclear materiel, increase alliances and “alliances” with the NIS (basically able to control them) Azerbaijani pipeline represents a significant threat to russian sovereignty. The us thinks that Russian actions are predatory. “dont excite the bear” and try to maintain some sort of stability Bush is not concerned with russian domestic politics the Us has done nothing to stop the pursuit of authoritarian control by putin. What about russia matters to the west? =we do want russia to deal with oil in a normal way, and deal with their own authoritarianism, as long as we get it cheaply , we don’t care/ Everybody wants Russia to manage its nuclear materiel How does the west feel about the russian military? We don’t want them to grow, it has subjugated much of eastern europe. 55.4% believes that us policy represents a threat national security

The last Day Russia and post 9/11
45% see military strength as an issue Over 50% saw un involvement in kosovo as a breach of russian nationalism A solid majority defy the inclusion of a CIS prevent from nato Andrew They ave a tax codethat makes it able to take you down as an industry if your brea the code, but yu have to break the code to be profitable. Lack f a civil society, mesn the deah of a common good Necessary evasion a definace. Zaire with permafrost Russians are ver well edcated, strong leadership, The quality in life in russia has icnreased somewhat sinc eputin came ito power .5

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