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Unformatted text preview: US-Russia DA Michigan 20101/1097wk Juniors/CCGJP***US-RUSSIA DA: NOTES***This file contains two versions of a Russia DA.Version 1 is a sphere of influence argument that says Russia is not attempting to expand now, but a reduction in US forces allows them the chance to expand. The idea of Russia expansion is bad.Version 2 is a relation argument that says US-Russia relations are high now. However when the US withdraws its presence from the topic areas, that tanks relations and relations are good. This argument is probably best against Afghanistan or Iraq affirmatives.A few thoughts about the file…Both of these arguments are viable options if you so choose. The big problem area would be the links. If you plan to run either of these DAs, you should do more link work.Additionally, the impact work is not extensive because we did not want to repeat work already done. You can find additional impacts in the Consult Russia file and the START Politics file.US-Russia DA Michigan 20102/1097wk Juniors/CCGJPRUSSIA SPHERE OF INFLUENCE DA – 1NCRussia not looking to expand its influence nowMatthews and Nemtsova 7/5 (7/5/10 Owen, studies modern history at Oxford, Anna, “Finding a Friendly Face in Russia” http://proquest.umi.com.proxy.lib.umich.edu/pqdweb?index=0&did=2064617061&SrchMode=1&sid=1&Fmt=3&VInst=PROD&VType=PQD&RQT=309&VName=PQD&TS=1277748512&clientId=17822)What has come over Vladimir Putin? Not so long ago the Russian leader was raging against the United States for trying to become "the one single master" of the world, blasting NATO for "creeping up to Russia's borders," and commissioning a rewrite of his country's history textbooks to glorify the murderous dictatorship of Joseph Stalin. But lately the prime minister is sounding downright temperate . Instead of excoriating the West, he's pushing U.S. business deals and drawing up a new partnership with the European Union on trade and visa-free travel. In April he publicly denounced the brutality of Stalin's "totalitarian regime." And initially, instead of flexing Russia's regional muscle by sending troops to quell ethnic violence in neighboring Kyrgyzstan, he pushed for a regionwide aid effort. Putin's new, softer tone doesn't mean he has given up his longstanding ambition to restore Russia's status as a great power. On the contrary, the difference now is that for the first time in a decade, the world is finally going his way, and he can afford to relax a bit. During his eight years as president, Putin fought constantly to defend what he regarded as Russia's rightful sphere of influence along its borders.Putin fought constantly to defend what he regarded as Russia's rightful sphere of influence along its borders....
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