Life After INF

On 20 October 2018, US president Donald Trump announced that the United States intended to abrogate the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.

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Dissecting Trump’s Iran Decision: A Prudent Gamble?

On 12 May 2018, president Trump announced that the US would withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and reimpose US economic sanctions on Iran. The JCPOA was signed on 14 July 2015 in Vienna between the United States, Germany, Britain, China, Russia and France with Iran (the “P5+1”).

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China–Russia Economic Ties: Strengthening but Strained

Sino-Russian relations have been improving in many dimensions, including in economic terms. In the last few years, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has become the Russian Federation’s largest trading partner, while Russia has become a main source of China’s imported oil and has attracted more Chinese investment. The PRC has also been acquiring advanced weapons from Russian arms exporters, filling critical gaps in Chinese military power. Overall, Russia’s foreign economic ties have rebalanced away from Europe and towards China in recent years.

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