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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…

Figuera and His Change of Opinions

On May 18, 2019, Posted by , In Alejandra Herrera,Coup,Information Reports,Juan Guaido,Maduro,Venezuela, With Comments Off on Figuera and His Change of Opinions

By: Alejandra Herrera On April 30th, skirmishes erupted in Venezuela between anti-government protests and law enforcement officers as Juan Guaidó called for the population to rise up against Nicolás Maduro. Since this incident, many analysts are attempting to establish the role played by General Manuel Ricardo Christopher Figuera, who was…

China’s Belt and Road Initiative in South East Asia

On May 13, 2019, Posted by , In China,Information Reports,Jeff Bates,South China Sea,Southeast Asia, With Comments Off on China’s Belt and Road Initiative in South East Asia

Image of the BRI conference held in April.  Photo credit (Chanborey, Cheunboran. 2019) In late April, Chinese President Xi Jinping held a meeting with leaders of countries involved with the Belt and Road Initiative, or BRI.  Included in the meeting were more than 1,500 delegates and 40 heads of state. …

Pakistan’s Government: A Brief Profile

On May 13, 2019, Posted by , In Information Reports,Maria Cano,Pakistan, With Comments Off on Pakistan’s Government: A Brief Profile

By Maria Cano Government of Pakistan: Information Report             In 2013, Pakistan saw its first peaceful democratic transition of power.[1] The country has seen multiple changes in government since gaining its independence in 1947. Its first constitution, passed in 1956, was suspended only two years later by Ayub Khan.[2] In…

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…