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American Interests in Yemen

American interests in Yemen are currently centered around limiting Iranian influence, ensuring safe oil transit, and maintaining the security of Saudi Arabia. Secondary interests include counterterrorism, human rights, and overall stability in the Middle East. A brief look at the history of US-Yemeni relations will show how these interests have…

Current State of Russian-US Nuclear Relations

Recent developments in diplomatic relations between the United States and Russia have greatly impacted the nature of arms control in the two nuclear giants. Historically guided by various treaties, including the START, SALT, and INF agreements, nuclear tension has increased as the 2019 withdrawal from the INF Treaty by both…

What Russia’s Nuclear Modernization Means for the Future of Nonproliferation

On May 18, 2019, Posted by , In Analysis Reports,INF Treaty,Marren Haneberg,Nuclear Weapons,Russia,Tactical Nuclear Weapons,United States, With Comments Off on What Russia’s Nuclear Modernization Means for the Future of Nonproliferation

By Marren Haneberg Russia and the US are the world’s top two possessors of nuclear weapons, holding 92 percent of nuclear weapons globally (Ploughshares Fund). Russia is modernizing its nuclear arsenal and some of its modernizations, such as the SSC-8 ground-launched cruise missile system, led the US to plan an…

Russia’s Nuclear Modernization

On May 13, 2019, Posted by , In Information Reports,Marren Haneberg,Nuclear Weapons,Russia,United States, With Comments Off on Russia’s Nuclear Modernization

By Marren Haneberg On April 11, Russia announced that the RS-28 Sarmat missile reached its final testing phase (TASS, “Putin: Russia’s ICBM…”). The missile, an upgrade of the SS-18, is set to start production in 2021. Nicknamed “Satan 2” by NATO, it “has practically no range restrictions” and “is untroubled…

Implications of Taliban-U.S. Peace Talks

On March 26, 2019, Posted by , In Afghanistan,Imagery Analysis,Taliban,United States, With Comments Off on Implications of Taliban-U.S. Peace Talks

Written by Jarom Drummond             The first half of March was filled with lengthy peace talks carried out between Taliban and United States officials. In the end, no conclusion was reached, though both sides left with optimism (Rashid). The Taliban continues to refuse to hold peace talks with the Afghani…