If Moscow wants to adventure into a conflict with ISIS then I say let them. It is about time this second rate power started pulling it weight. We need only to keep a presence to offset any gains they make. The Russian Federation goal is to emerge from the 1990’s with a quasi free market economy where Russia is an exporter of goods and services other than there oil and military weapons. This will come with very strong regulation from its authoritarian government seeing as Russia does not want to lose social or fiscal control over its state. Capitalism has been the enemy of the state since the days of Oligarchs and Russian Revolution, so it is with no surprise that the Kremlin is guarded to the idea of free market polices. Viotti & Kauppi makes the case that government officials may not have all the answers to the issues that the state may encounter. Viotti & Kauppi also argues that he “Human account has to be calculated and presents a variable that is difficult to quantify. The Middle East in its fractured state has the ability to shift in directions. One being the caliphate of old or the democracy that we see in the Turkey. Russia neither the resources or desire to see a democracy but rather a dumping ground for it illicit arms markets and the ability to undo 30 years of stability establish a stable state please Afghanistan 1985.
Inconsistent linkages and precarious balancing with other policy agendas highlights the need for a much more coordinated execution of strategy within the U.S. government. The first decade of the twenty-first century saw China, Russia, and the United States all experiencing renewed interest in Central Asia, for different reasons and in pursuit of different objectives. The United States relies heavily on transportation rights and logistical support from Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan for its ongoing efforts in Afghanistan. Russia has largely recovered from the Soviet collapse and sought to reassert itself in the region. The creation of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) has been a theater in which Russia has recast itself as a leader among nations, as the organization is based on the NATO model. China's interests have been largely economic, as it has invested heavily in the development of the Central Asian nations without demanding political reforms in return, as the United States often does. Old school political maneuvering in international relations is not a thing of the past, as this compelling case study demonstrates, and oftentimes the remotest parts of the world can be theaters political and ideological contests with high stakes.
The Russian Federation has shown great resentment to the U.S missile defense shield program and the move to incorporate former Soviet Republic states such as Georgia, Ukraine in missions. The Russian Federations’ strategic nuclear stock pile positioning is pertinent to their military hierarchy. Viotti & Kauppi four underlying principles of realism are as follows analytic units, unitary actor, of unitary state as actor and international issues that take priority. It seeks to impede and capitalize on missteps by the Obama Administration during the period of 2009 to 2012. This has to countered with a strong US backed presence with a Turkish lead.