Russia and the U.S. in the age of terrorism
Krogh, Peter F. (Peter Frederic)
Person InterviewedLavrov, Sergey V.
Examines recent terrorist attacks in Russia and the responses of the Russian government.
On September 1, 2004, Chechen and Ingush terrorists seized School Number One in the Russian town of Beslan in North Ossetia. The terrorists held over 1,000 people hostage in a three day standoff that culminated in tragedy when Russian security forces attempted to storm the building. Over 300 civilians were killed, and in the aftermath of the attack President Vladimir Putin pledged to crackdown on international terrorism. As part of the effort to combat terrorism, Putin introduced a plan to strengthen centralized authority within the Russian government. While Putin's proposals drew widespread support within Russia, critics portrayed them as an opportunistic power grab and a step backwards for Russian democracy. In this episode hosted by Peter Krogh, Great Decisions examines issues in Russian security and proposed responses to the increase in international terrorism. Featuring segments fron Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's address to the Foreign Policy Association's World Leadership Forum.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Russia (Federation); Russia (Federation) -- Foreign relations -- United States; Terrorism -- Prevention -- International cooperation; Defense and National Security; International Diplomacy; Terrorism; United States-Russia Cooperation; Counterterrorism; International Cooperation Counterterrorism;
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