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Pols 103 - Global Political Issues
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POLYS 103 Lecture 10 Outline of Last Lecture I Russia and Ukraine are both key components in the Ukrainian struggle There are a lot of factors involved Outline of Current Lecture II Ukraine and Russia article A Continuation of relevant actors B key terms III Pakistan Article a brief overview b why US cares Current Lecture Continuation of Russia and Ukraine Article main issue are the ethnic groups in Ukraine At this point Russia s economy is driven by oil Northern parts of Ukraine are pro west but Eastern parts of Ukraine are pro Russia Continuation of Relevant Actors 3 NATO USA NATO is a military organization formed when there was fear that the Soviet union would take over European Union US Created it to bring Europe states together It was used only once during September 11 2001 Ukraine is not a NATO member USA is the dominant member of NATO but USA s interests are not necessarily the same as NATOs These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute 4 Germany EU European Union is not NATO it is an economic union Dominant player is Germany The dominant source for energy for Europe is Russia because Russia supplies Europe s oil The problem Europe is facing is that it can t put economic sanctions on Russia without hurting itself in the process v The Russian economy is hinged on gas and oil 5 Poland Baltic States Dealing with being NATO members but not receiving much promise of protection Russia is a threat to these states Some key terms hegemon means the bigger a state is the more say it has collective defense all for one one for all sanctions other option other than violence against states to make them do something Peace in Europe 1st 2nd world wars started in Europe Violence in Europe has a long history Europe can trigger great conflict in the rest of the world Missile Defense Trying to build missile defense in Europe against the middle east and this now could be seen

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