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Tbilisi’s Political Woes Continue

On December 12, 2019, Posted by , In Europe, By ,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Tbilisi’s Political Woes Continue

Protests in Tbilisi ignited in Juneafter Russian lawmaker Sergei Gavrilov, deputy of the Russian State Duma, sat in the Georgian parliamentary speaker’s seat and addressed the audience in Russian. Protesters were not only angry about the Kremlin’s overreach into Georgia, but also with the Georgian Dream Party, which protesters claim…

Reform Proves Difficult in Former Dictatorship Kazakhstan

On November 18, 2019, Posted by , In Europe, By ,,, , With Comments Off on Reform Proves Difficult in Former Dictatorship Kazakhstan

On October 9, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev signed a presidential decree granting former president Nursultan Nazabayev power to veto appointees to a majority of government leadership positions (5). This decree forbade Tokayev from unilaterally appointing “cabinet ministers, heads of various security forces and regional governors.” Tokayev will still maintain control…

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

On October 21, 2019, Posted by , In Europe, By ,,,,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on 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…