Recently Vladimir V. Putin took military measures through removing aid from Syria. This is a curve ball the many, including the US certainly didn’t see coming. The approach from Mr. Putin brought forth the exact response he desired. Mr. Putin desires the world to constantly on their toes and unaware of what Russia will do. Russia has been rising once again as a heavy weight contender and is spreading their influence globally. This is something the rightfully strikes fear in many nations. Russia has attempted to rise in power previously and due to many circumstances, including economic struggles fail drastically. Rather than Russia becoming a strong ally to assist in the turmoil we are faced with, primarily in the middle-east. The fact that Mr. Putin would pull out aid from Syria, which hurts the US, is just a sign that Russia is a nation that we must be very cautious with and be careful trusting.