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US and Russia Exit the INF Treaty

On December 8, 2018, Posted by , In China,Information Reports,Russia,United States, With Comments Off on US and Russia Exit the INF Treaty

Written by Marren Haneberg On December 4, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced plans to exit the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty in 60 days, citing Russian noncompliance. If Russia does not return “to full and verifiable compliance” by the deadline, the United States will start a six month…

Russia and Ukraine Clash

On December 3, 2018, Posted by , In Analysis Reports,Information Reports,Russia,Ukraine, With Comments Off on Russia and Ukraine Clash

Written by Marren Haneberg On November 25, Russia and Ukraine clashed in the Kerch Strait, which connects the Black Sea and Sea of Azov. Though both nations use the strait, Russia blocked three Ukrainian ships’ access by placing a large cargo vessel under a Russian-controlled bridge. Russian border control ships…

Paris, Buenos Aires, and START

On November 17, 2018, Posted by , In Information Reports,Russia,United States, With Comments Off on Paris, Buenos Aires, and START

Written by Marren Haneberg Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump shook hands briefly at the centennial World War I commemoration in Paris on November 12, 2018. They had a short discussion about Syria, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and North Korea (“Putin says had…”). Though the leaders planned a…

Georgian Elections

On November 10, 2018, Posted by , In Europe,Georgia,Information Reports, With Comments Off on Georgian Elections

Written by Marren Haneberg On October 28, 2018, the Republic of Georgia held the first round of its final presidential election with a direct vote before transitioning to a parliamentary system. The election turned into a run-off between Salome Zurabishvili, ruling Georgian Dream party candidate, and Grigol Vashadze, candidate of…

INF Treaty

On November 4, 2018, Posted by , In Information Reports,Russia,United States, With Comments Off on INF Treaty

Written by Marren Haneberg In December 1987, U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev signed the U.S.-Russian Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. The treaty “prohibited the United States and the Soviet Union from possessing, testing and deploying ground-launched cruise and ballistic missiles of ranges between 500 and…