Despite the fact that the United States is the second largest nuclear weapon state, Russian President Vladimir Putin has shifted the country’s foreign policy strategy to counter the United States’. Russia has become a powerful military power in the Middle East and has gained political leverage in the Arab East.
According to the United States’ Department of Defense, Russia has conducted over 700 nuclear tests. It also stores about 6490 warheads. This makes Russia the second largest nuclear weapon state, but the United States holds the world’s largest stockpile of nuclear weapons.
There are many reasons why the United States and Russia have different approaches to foreign policy. The United States has been accused of limiting its cooperation with the Soviets. It also complains that Russia is influencing the situation in Syria.
Russia, on the other hand, has been criticized for its disregard for the right of nations to determine their own future. It also has shown a tendency to criminalize reporting that contradicts the government’s version of events. It has expelled diplomats from the United States and other countries.
The United States claims that it is ready to defend its national interests if challenged by Russia. It is also planning to deal with challenges in the Middle East. It has also taken several actions to help Ukraine. It has also imposed sanctions on Russia for its war crimes in Ukraine.
However, the United States has not been able to fully understand Russia’s strategy and how it will develop. A large majority of Americans (83%) support continuing tough sanctions on Russia.