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New cold war 1

  1. 2. NATO vs. RUSSIA <ul><li>Caspian basin Conflict </li></ul><ul><li>It is the second largest oil reserve in the world </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Great Game II’ </li></ul><ul><li>NATO and all nations in the alliance share Britain’s interests </li></ul>
  2. 4. The Nabucco Pipeline <ul><li>Georgia signed a deal to be a part of the Nabucco pipeline </li></ul><ul><li>the war of South Ossetia in August of 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>EU and the US want to see Georgia as a Partner </li></ul><ul><li>Russia’s Dream of controlling the oil flow in complete Europe </li></ul>
  3. 6. NATO Exercises in GEORGIA <ul><li>EU says that Georgia is not a good guarantor of security to a possible pipeline that would be essential to Europe’s import of energy sources. </li></ul><ul><li>Russia cut off the gas supplies to Europe via Ukraine in 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>EU needs a second pipeline going around so that the fear of something like this shouldn’t be there. </li></ul>
  4. 7. <ul><li>NATO’s exercises to support and aid Georgia </li></ul><ul><li>they need someone friendly to them in power in order to have a foothold in the Caspian basin. </li></ul><ul><li>NATO is reluctant to let Georgia join because it would truly anger Russia and ruin any sort of cooperation that the West was planning to get from Moscow. </li></ul>
  5. 8. <ul><li>Georgia is now under NATO </li></ul><ul><li>Europe’s energy dependence is a trump in Moscow’s hands. </li></ul><ul><li>Georgia is a strategic partner to the West because it lies between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea. </li></ul>
  6. 9. <ul><li>If Georgia becomes the secular state, It becomes the Jwel of the west </li></ul>
  7. 11. America vs. Russia Bush, Obama VS Putin
  8. 12. <ul><li>U.S. missile “defense” shield in Poland and the Czech Republic. </li></ul><ul><li>The current bout of rhetoric between the two former Cold War foes and world superpowers has descended into a clash of immature sociopathic titans, but is there any real danger? </li></ul><ul><li>For instance, when Putin threatened on June 3 to retarget his missiles at Europe should the defense shield go ahead, he said: </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;We disclaim responsibility for our retaliatory steps, because (he started it) - it is not we who are the initiators of the new arms race, which is undoubtedly brewing in Europe.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  9. 13. <ul><li>Bush responded by disregarding Putin's threat, saying: &quot;Russia's not going to attack Europe.&quot; He also said that Putin had &quot;derailed&quot; democratic reforms in Russia, - no doubt further inflaming Putin's anger - before attempting to make Russia look like the (bad guys) who are out to escalate the situation, by saying that the U.S. would not respond militarily to Putin's threat </li></ul>
  10. 14. <ul><li>To be fair, Putin is right, Russia did not start the current chain of events, but they have played their part in its arriving at this point. </li></ul><ul><li>The proposal for a U.S. missile defense shield right on Russia's doorstep. </li></ul><ul><li>Russia burns in anger when invited for the same. </li></ul>
  11. 16. Chechenya And Dagestan <ul><li>Almost 90% of population is Muslim </li></ul><ul><li>Want Independence from Russia right after the desolvement of USSR </li></ul>
  12. 17. <ul><li>First Chechen War was fought in December 11, 1994 – August 31, 1996 (1 year, 264 days) </li></ul><ul><li>Second Chechen War was fought in Battle phase: 26 August 1999 – May 2000 </li></ul>
  13. 20. Current Russia <ul><li>Russia is on its way towards integration into the world's economy and stable economic development. </li></ul><ul><li>after experiencing great dificulties, in 1999 Russian economy began to recover and the country entered the period of steady rise in economy. </li></ul><ul><li>By the end of 2006 the GDP growth amounted to 6.8% </li></ul>
  14. 21. <ul><li>Industrial production rose by one third, machine building output increased 1.5 times. </li></ul><ul><li>The most attention is paid to strategic industries: metallurgy (3.4 thousand enterprises) and machine-building. Defence industry comprises 1,700 enterprises. 370 enterprises (over 150 plants and 200 research institutes) constitute aviation-engineering complex. </li></ul>
  15. 22. Weapons
  16. 23. <ul><li>During the crisis years of the Russian economy, the country's defence industry survived mainly on exports of arms. </li></ul><ul><li>In 2008, the combined revenue of Russia's top 10 defense companies grew by 26% from the previous year, amounting to almost $12 billion </li></ul>
  17. 24. Russian Weapons have an edge on US weapons
  18. 25. Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev ending the Cold WAR
  19. 26. Thank YOU