Russian Foreign Relations and the Need for Revision of 2010 New Start Treaty

Topics: United States, Russia, Soviet Union Pages: 4 (1093 words) Published: April 25, 2014

Russian Foreign Relations and the Need for Revision of 2010 New Start Treaty Sarah A. Wright
Professor Lehman Marks
Federal Government 2305-23011
Spring Semester 2014

Addressed Directly to: President of the United States of America, Barack Obama From: Sarah A. Wright
Date: April 21, 2014
Subject: Russian Foreign Relations and Imperative Need for 2010 New Start Treaty Revision

Due to the nature and intensity of current events abroad I do not feel the need to begin by relating to you, as the American Chief Executive, the escalating crisis of opposition between Russia and Ukraine. Instead of stating the obvious, I would like to directly identify potential for renewed interest in the 2010 New Start Treaty signed under your administration. The treaty with Russia and its impetrative re-examination is in need of revision with an updated agreement for sanctions against specific nations of global concern; Iran and Syria. As you are very well aware, the treaty in its arrangement is to Place Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms. (USDS, Web) In light of recent events and intensified diplomacy efforts amidst the crisis abroad, a notion of indifference from Russian Authorities, particularly Vladimir Putin, has increased made obvious by Putin publically declaring he will not submit to Western Demands. The current approach on behalf of the UN, NATO, the EU, and the United States to ease tension in the area is seemingly insufficient in this respect. In regard to our national interest and those of our allies a renewed opportunity to further safety for future generations may lie within an entirely different approach.

As you mentioned in your speech while in Brussels, Belgium on March 26th the Russian- Ukrainian tensions and the recent Russian annexation of the Crimea territory poses no direct threat to the U.S. I applaud your public position on American relativity to the matter...

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