Last Updated on January 7, 2021
Recently, President Putin has started flexing the Russian muscles once again, as his actions in Ukraine showed him that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the US under President Obama were unwilling to stand up to him.
Moreover, their failure to intervening decisively in Syria opened up even more opportunities and Putin regarded this as a chance to become the leader of the (not really free) world.
It looks likely that Russia interfered in the US 2016 elections, but President Trump has made it obvious that he admires President Putin, while also threatening another arms race.
Furthermore, with another woman in power in Great Britain, is there a chance for a resumption of the productive and friendly relationships of the 80s or will we go back to the days of Mutually Assured Destruction (or MAD days)? These are our top 10 reasons why the friendly approach will be the best for our country.
1. The ‘MAD’ Doctrine Still Applies
The doctrine of Mutually Assured Destruction conveyed that the two sides of the Cold War agreed to the regulation that since they possessed enough nuclear weapons to exterminate their enemy, it didn’t matter that others may have more.
The US and the Soviet Union fully armed themselves while Britain, China, and France (these 5 are the only nuclear states that are officially recognized) had just enough to take out their enemies’ major cities in the case of an attack.
It should be noted that all of the five states have signed test ban and non-proliferation treaties. But then, there is the worrying potential that North Korea may be providing interesting advice to Syria concerning nuclear weapons technology.
In December 2016, President Putin and President Elect Trump appeared to be willing to begin a new arms race, with Putin seemed to improve his delivery systems while Trump talked of ramping up the arsenal.
Regardless of the reasons behind a renewed arms race between the two countries, it actually makes no strategic sense because America and Russia already have enough weapons to eradicate each other.