Russia and NATO established a joint alliance known as the Russia-NATO Council back in 2002. The overall goal of this council was to use the forces of both NATO and Russia in order combat things such as terrorism and the drug trade in both Europe and Asia. Just recently the third CAI (Cooperative Arial Initiative) ended between the two powers. During this exercise Russia worked with Turkey, Norway and Poland (all NATO members) in order to simulate and correctly run an exercise for potential airplane hijacking by terrorists. The tests all went according to plan on the overall success of this alliance shows that both Russia and NATO are willing to put their old Cold War rivalry aside in order to effectively protect the world together.

Contributed by: Aljosa Stojanovic



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