Russia’s Terrorism: Is Russia a State-Sponsor of Terrorism?

  • 2015

Russia’s Terrorism: Is Russia a State-Sponsor of Terrorism?

Author:
Manuel de J. Gonzalez
Abstract:

This research paper intends to discuss Russia’s terrorism and whether Russia can be considered a state-sponsor of terrorism.

Although Russia may not be as central to U.S. interests as was the Soviet Union, engagement between the two is essential in many areas. Russia remains a nuclear superpower. It still has a major impact on U.S. national security interests in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Russia has an important role in the future of arms control, the nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), and the fight against terrorism. However, U.S.-Russia relations have faced severe challenges posed by Russian foreign behavior, including in Georgia in August 2008 and Ukraine in February-March 2014.