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Current State of Russian-US Nuclear Relations

On May 18, 2019, Posted by , In Europe,Information Reports, With Comments Off on 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…

Ramifications of A Tymoshenko Presidency

On April 4, 2019, Posted by , In Analysis Reports,Europe, With Comments Off on Ramifications of A Tymoshenko Presidency

By Sam Jacobsen As for the prospects of the presidential race, initial reports at the end of 2018 had Tymoshenko at the top of the pool of candidates. She began making inroads with many foreign leaders, stating via Facebook that “The presidential election is approaching, and it would be irrational…

Yulia Tymoshenko, Ukrainian Presidential Candidate

On March 23, 2019, Posted by , In Europe,Information Reports, With Comments Off on Yulia Tymoshenko, Ukrainian Presidential Candidate

Written by Sam Jacobsen 58 year-old Ukrainian national Yulia Tymoshenko announced her official candidacy for President of Ukraine in January of this year. Tymoshenko’s storied past as a figurehead in Ukraine, serving two stints as the first female prime minister, as a leader in various movements (including the orange revolution…

US-EU Relations and the Iranian Question

On March 2, 2019, Posted by , In Europe,Information Reports,Middle East,North America, With Comments Off on US-EU Relations and the Iranian Question

Written by Sam Jacobsen Background of US-EU Relations Regarding Iran Relations between the European Union and the United States have historically been varied. The economic and defensive ties (including participation in organizations such as NATO) as well as the international prowess of the two entities have tied the nations together,…

Iranian Dissident Groups in Europe: The Increasing Complexity of the MEK

On January 28, 2019, Posted by , In Information Reports, By ,,, , With Comments Off on Iranian Dissident Groups in Europe: The Increasing Complexity of the MEK

By Sam Jacobsen             The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (Mojahedin-e Khalq), otherwise referred to as MEK, is a left-wing resistance party that aims to overthrow the current Iranian ruling regime. Born from various factions of dissident Iranian students in Tehran, the MEK has operated since the 1960s in various locations…