"Just say NO to NATO?"
August 31, 2010 4:22 PM Subscribe
Let's say Russia wanted to be rid of that pesky NATO alliance once and for all. For fiction purposes, how might they go about making this happen? All ideas welcome, no matter how implausible.
posted by np312 to Law & Government (25 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I am just dipping my toe into understanding Russian politics of this day and age, but it does seem clear that the Russian hardliners are getting more and more upset about the expansion of NATO, especially in Eastern Europe. And that Europe relies on the US for their nuclear back-up in the case of a war with the East, yet they are also reliant on Russia's gas (I've heard in some places, up to 80% of their gas comes from Russian pipelines.) I know Russia doesn't have the military capacity to wage war with the US, but finding a sneaky way to dissolve NATO could only work in their favor, right?
If you were a corrupt Russian despot with unlimited resources, how might you sneakily begin the process of undermining the NATO alliance, potentially leaving Eastern Europe's borders once again vulnerable to Russian invasion?
Also, bonus points for getting China involved somehow. Thanks for your brainstorming help!