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U.S. Nuclear Policy Recommendations for the Shifting Global Order

By Marren Haneberg U.S. Nuclear Policy Recommendations for the Shifting Global Order An August 8 nuclear accident in Nyonska, Russia is the result of Russia’s nuclear expansion, which Russia President Vladimir Putin officially announced in March 2018. This accident, along with the INF Treaty’s collapse in February 2019, show that…

Abkhazia’s Elections: Controversy and Possible Conspiracy

On October 9, 2019, Posted by , In Europe, By ,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Abkhazia’s Elections: Controversy and Possible Conspiracy

Abkhazia’s elections headed to a run-off after a tie on August 25. The run-off contest was held on September 8 between incumbent Raul Khajimba and opposition candidate Alkhas Kvitsinia.  Khajimba received 47.3 percent of the vote, beating out Kvitsinia’s 46.17 percent. Kvitsinia’s team disputed the results over Article 19 from…

Russia’s Reckless Development of Nuclear Weapons

On September 16, 2019, Posted by , In Europe, By ,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Russia’s Reckless Development of Nuclear Weapons

By Maren Haneberg A nuclear explosion rocked an offshore platform in the White Sea on August 8, killing five nuclear scientists and two Defense Ministry employees. The following weekend, the Kremlin only provided small details and contradictory information, an approach which added to the suspicion surrounding the incident. Finally, on…

Russia Building up in Crimea

On August 3, 2019, Posted by , In Europe, By ,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Russia Building up in Crimea

By Marren Haneberg In a “significant” military buildup over the past 18 months, Russia has increased its troops, aircraft, and weapons in Crimea and improved its Soviet bases and S-400 anti-aircraft systems (13). One U.S. official described Defense One’s satellite imagery analysis of the region “a deliberate and systematic buildup…

Zelenskiy’s Party Wins Big in Snap Elections, Signals New Direction for Ukraine

On July 27, 2019, Posted by , In Europe, By ,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Zelenskiy’s Party Wins Big in Snap Elections, Signals New Direction for Ukraine

By Marren Haneberg In July’s snap parliamentary elections, Ukrainian President President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s Servant of the People Party secured a majority with 91 percent of the vote counted. Ukraine has a mixed-party system; half of Verkhovna Rada’s seats are determined by party lists and the other half by “first-past-the-post constituency…