Lecture 11 - U.S. and the War on Terrorism

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Lecture 11 – Chechnya and Terrorism in the North Caucasus   03:35 I. U.S. Policy Toward Russia A. Toward a New Containment? 1. Shift from Internal to External a. A weak Russia destabilizes its neighbors 1) Is not our friend similar to an autocratic Russia 2) Gave George W. Bush an offer of Quid Pro Quo after 9/11 2. Mitigating Russia’s Energy Influence 3. Holding Russia to International Norms a. The civilians of Russia are victims of Chechyn attacks 1) Airports and Rock concerts are bombed by suicide bombers b. Russia has gender equality; Chechnya is a patriarchal society 1) Now that Chechnya is independent, women have to go back to later c. Russia goes after the families of “terrorists” B. Pragmatism: Cooperate When Interests Converge 1. Counter-Terrorism 2. Non-Proliferation a. Can work together to keep countries from getting nuclear weapons 3. Economic Cooperation and Energy a. Russia has a lot of oil II. War on Terrorism – Introduction
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A. Coercive Strategy –  Combating Terrorists 1. Defense, Offense, and Deterrence a. Some purposeful action used to stop or control b. Defense 1) Protect our citizens and infrastructure at home
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