NATO expulsion of Russian Diplomats

In an unified response to the nerve agent attack on British soil, NATO has signaled its disapproval of Russia’s transgression. In measures taken today 7 Russian staff accreditation’s were removed from the organization with a further 3 pending applications dropped reducing the Russian contingents size from 30 to 20. NATO has made it clear that Russia’s continued actions since the annexation of Crimea are unacceptable and that this recent action cannot go unpunished. Russia’s response to the allegations have still been of denial and insistence that they are being victimized by the West. The Kremlin has also responded with threats of repercussions for what it[…]

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Security implications of Russia deploying cruise missile

Key details: 14/02/2017 from Qatar Assessment: It was reported that Russia secretly deployed a cruise missile which violates a significant arms accord treaty that ended the Cold War. It can be argued that the deployment of the cruise missile has security implications as the security advisor of President Trump’s administration retired on Monday due to his alleged call to Russia’s ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyakwhich regarding the relieving of sanctions from Russia before President Trump’s inauguration. With an acting security advisor to the White House for the time being, this security dilemma may hold not only domestic security issues but also international as[…]

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Competing military operations in Syria deter US-Russian relations

Key details: 13/10/2016 from China -Lavrov denies Russian influence over US election. -Moscow abruptly left a nuclear security pact, citing US aggression, and moved nuclear-capable Iskandar missiles to the edge of NATO territory in Europe. -Russia protests anti-Trump comments by top UN official. -Russia vetoes UN resolution to halt Aleppo airstrikes. http://edition.cnn.com/2016/10/12/politics/us-russia-tensions-cold-war/index.html

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