Russia


Imperilled Iran Nuclear Deal

As the war of words continues to escalate in the Middle East between rival global and regional powers, the simmering tensions between the U.S., its staunchest allies Israel and Saudi Arabia, and Iran, which has grown to be increasingly influential and prestigious as a trustworthy power broker in the Middle […]


Escalation In Ukraine: End Of Doomed Minsk Agreement

Although the Minsk II Agreements have long been dead and buried after over two years of failed ceasefires, unfulfilled agreements, and sporadic fighting between the Kiev regime and the separatist Donbass region, U.S. and Russian officials continue to cling to the now defunct agreement in lieu of any other practical […]


U.S. And North Korea At The Brink Of War

This past week after the countries exchanged a bevvy of threatening dialogue, tensions between the United States and North Korea have soared to an all-time high. For the past several months, North Korea has been periodically launching ballistic missile tests off of the coast of the Korean Peninsula. It is […]


A Call For Neutrality In UN’s Syrian Peace Talks

In an open letter to Staffan de Mistura, the UN’s Syrian Special Envoy, a coalition of 160 Syrian civil society groups have voiced concerns that their peace talks are failing due to external influence from foreign nations. The letter reveals a deep-seated frustration with the UN’s peace processes as several […]


U.S. And Russia Hostilities Escalate As Trump Signs Sanctions Bill

U.S. President Donald Trump signed a bill recently to enforce sanctions on Russia in response to the country’s interference in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election, according to CNN. Yet, in a statement released by the White House upon the signing, the president denounced parts of the bill, deeming them “unconstitutional.” […]


North Korea Warns U.S. Over New Sanctions

On Monday, August 7th, North Korea declared that the new sanctions, which were unanimously passed by the United Nations on Saturday, were a “wanton infringement upon the sovereignty of the country” and accused the United States of “trying to drive the situation of the Korean peninsula to the brink of […]


Russia Warns Poland Over WWII Memorials

On July 31, 2017, the Russian government warned Poland that it will face “asymmetric consequences,” including possible sanctions and visa withdrawals, should Poland choose to remove Soviet World War II monuments. The warning comes after Poland updated its de-communization and anti-propaganda legislation last month, which now classifies the memorial of […]


Recent U.S. Sanctions Leads To Rise In International Tension

In a decisive 419-3 vote, the House of Representatives voted to pass a new bill that imposes sanctions on Iran, Russia, and North Korea. Regarding North Korea and Iran, the sanctions come in response to the testing of ballistic missiles by two nations, as well as growing concern from the U.S. government […]