Saudi Arabia and Russia Reignite Relations in the Middle East

Since the outbreak of the Iraq war in 2002, the United States has acted as the main policeman in the Middle East and throughout the globe. America’s eastern counterpart, Russia, has strove to combat American dominance through numerous actions, backing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and tampering with America’s elections. More recently, Russia has attempted to reconnect with one of America’s strongest allies, the Kingdom of … Continue reading Saudi Arabia and Russia Reignite Relations in the Middle East

Russia Harks Back to Cold War Days

Russia is planning to send more than 100,000 troops to their western borders for a military exercise, which will be one of the largest military buildups undertaken by President Putin. The exercise will take place near Belarus, which is NATO territory, and is seen as an act of aggression by the Russians after the U.S.’s latest decision to add more sanctions. The move is also … Continue reading Russia Harks Back to Cold War Days

Russia Retaliates for U.S. Sanctions

Russia has told the U.S. Embassy in Moscow to cut its diplomatic staff to 455, matching the staff at Russia’s Embassy in Washington, and has barred the use of some properties. The Russian foreign ministry said it was seizing holiday properties and a warehouse used by U.S. diplomats in response to the Obama administration’s order to seize two Russian diplomatic compounds and expel 35 Russian … Continue reading Russia Retaliates for U.S. Sanctions

E.U. Prepared to Respond to U.S. Sanctions on Russia

The European Union have threatened the U.S. with possible repercussions if America imposes new sanctions on Russian energy supplies. The sanctions would target any company that contributes to the development, maintenance or modernization of Russia’s energy export. This would affect a pipeline project between Russia and Germany known as Nord Stream 2, which will carry Russian natural gas under the Baltic Sea to Western Europe. … Continue reading E.U. Prepared to Respond to U.S. Sanctions on Russia