Global Affairs

Dec 19, 2018

The notorious Cold War (1947-1991) between the previously known empire of USSR and the USA not only kept both these countries away from each other but also checked the smooth and healthy relations of two worlds. In fact, the world tended to change when the ‘Berlin wall’ (1961-1989) – the Iconic symbol of the Cold War, was grounded in 1989 but even this could oil the friction between the two giant economies of the universe. Finally, when the USSR was dissolved in 1991, both the nations began to come closer and the first initiative bilaterally taken by them was ‘START’ (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty), later NEW START, START-1, START-2. It was a good omen that both the countries took a start from the idea of minimizing the number of weapons which they indirectly have been kept on using against the interests of each other. 

The former USSR when remained as Russia, its relations with the US took a new dimension. Russia not only captured the seat of permanent member of the UNSC but was also adopted in the gathering of the world’s strongest economies transforming it from G-7 to G-8. 

As far as the current scenario is concerned, US-Russia relations were going good as both Putin and Trump pledged to share the markets but the ideological tensions between both the countries amy ruin it any time thus, leading the world into Cold War-2. 

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