Present-Day Russia Issues that Persist
Vladimir Putin http://www.choices.edu/resources/scholarsonline/herlihy/ph27.php
http://www.npr.org/2011/09/28/140857428/will-u-s-russia-reset-survive-a-putin-presidency?ps=rsUS – Russia Relations No longer enemies, but not allies “Reset” – Obama’s policy of opening communication further with Russia and working together on issues New START (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty)
NATO Expansion – Why would this increase tension between US and Russia?
NATO Expansion • “The appearance on our borders of a powerful military bloc…will be taken in Russia as a direct threat to the security of our country.” • Vladimir Putin April 4th, 2008 http://www.choices.edu/resources/scholarsonline/garrison/mg6.php