The International Response to the Attack on Saudi Arabia

On October 11, 2019, Posted by , In Asia,Europe,Middle East, By ,,,,,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on The International Response to the Attack on Saudi Arabia

n the coming weeks and months, the choices of European powers will greatly impact the future of the Iran-United States standoff. Iran risks alienating the Europeans if it continues to respond militarily in the face of American sanctions, but it also may encourage negotiations on its own terms if its pushback is successful. It remains to be seen how well France, Germany and the UK will balance the demands of their longtime American ally and the benefits of a new relationship with Iran.

The Rise and Fall of Putin’s Approval Rating

On September 23, 2019, Posted by , In Europe, By ,,,, , With Comments Off on The Rise and Fall of Putin’s Approval Rating

For the first time in five years and since his reelection back in 2018, Vladimir Putin’s approval rating has dropped below 65 percent. His approval rating has been continuously recorded by the Levada Analytical Center since Putin first took office, and looking at the patterns in the ratings data, we…

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…

Moscow Police Arrest Over One Thousand Protesters

On August 3, 2019, Posted by , In Europe, By ,,,, , With Comments Off on Moscow Police Arrest Over One Thousand Protesters

By Izatt Folkman Nearly 1,400 people were arrested last weekend in Moscow for protesting against the Kremlin’s decision to bar independent candidates from running for election in Moscow’s city Duma (Walker). While the police let go many of these people without much fuss, around 150 people remain in custody.            …

The Man Vladimir Putin Fears Most

On August 3, 2019, Posted by , In Europe, By ,,,,,, , With Comments Off on The Man Vladimir Putin Fears Most

By Clayton Chudleigh This is how The Wall Street Journal described Alexei Navalny back in 2012 near the beginning of his prominence in Russia as a political activist. Navalny has been an outspoken critic of political and governmental corruption as well as a critic of President Vladimir Putin himself, calling…