Soviet Successor States Paper

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Strategic Options: The Soviet Successor States, the Interest of National Security, and the Prevention of Nuclear Proliferation Alea Roach A05760824 3.17.2006
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DATE : MARCH 15, 2006 SUBJECT : STRATEGIC OPTIONS AS RELATED TO THE SOVIET SUCCESSOR STATES, THE INTEREST OF NATIONAL SECURITY AND THE PREVENTION OF NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION TO : NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE COUNCIL FROM : ALEA ROACH, CHIEF FOREIGN POLICY ADVISOR DEAR COUNCIL In our relations with the states of Central Asia, the United States must first and foremost seek to preserve its own interests. Currently, our main interests concerning the soviet successor states include the prevention of terrorism and nuclear proliferation, and the maintenance and expansion of the United States’ access to oil located in that region. The current policies dealing with the Soviet successor states need to be refined and adjusted to better suit the current relationship between the United States and this region of the world. In dealing with Central Asia, the United States has many interests, which include oil, political climate and leadership, democracy among the soviet successor states, terrorism, national defense/security, and the threat of nuclear proliferation by some countries in the region. Below is an outline of numerous serious problems facing the United States in dealing with the Soviet successor states, as well as outlines of the most effective and viable solutions to these problems. The most urgent of these issues are the problems of terrorism and oil, which are related to the problems of leadership, corruption, government, democracy, and border security. There is much political, social, and economic instability within the region; this instability greatly hinders the United States’ goal of fulfilling its own interests in that region. The best possible solution for dealing with the multiple dilemmas facing the United States with respect to Central Asia is to diplomatically work with Russia to create a coalition of states to maintain order and peace in the region, stop the spread of Radical Islam and terrorism, encourage the spread of democracy, and reach some sort of agreement with the coalition with respect to oil,
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nuclear energy, and nuclear proliferation. In order to ameliorate the situation in Chechnya, the United States must take some sort of action immediately, letting the situation escalate into a major crisis is not a viable option, and would not serve the immediate or long term interests of the United States, specifically relative to our security. Also, to preserve the long term interest of the United States, the United States must make great efforts to maintain good diplomatic relations with this area of the world in order to preserve a geographical strategic area should conflict occur between the United States and Europe, the Middle East, Russia, or Asia. All of these solutions will increase political, economic, and social stability within the region, putting the United States on the path it would like to be on, one in which our interests are protected,
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