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Pro-Russian Candidates Elected in Bulgaria and Moldova

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On November 13, Bulgaria and Moldova held presidential elections where pro-Russian candidates were voted in. Both countries are former Soviet satellites that had incumbent pro-European governments. Bulgarian President-elect Rumen Radev plans to pressure the European Union to remove sanctions on Russia (BBC). He then plans to seek increased ties with the Russian government in order […]

NATO Exercise in Montenegro Sparks Tension

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On October 31, a NATO military exercise began in Montenegro. 32 Member States and partner countries are taking part in the exercise, with approximately 680 participants. The exercise is a joint venture between the Montenegrin Interior Ministry and the Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (Government of Montenegro), and utilizes scenarios that focus on responses to […]

Russian Government Suspends Nuclear Disarmament Deal

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On October 3, President Vladimir Putin revoked the Russian Federation’s participation in the Plutonium Management and Disposal Agreement (PMDA). This deal was done in tandem with the United States as a way to reduce cold war nuclear stockpiles. Putin claimed this was a response to the threat posed by recent hostile actions from the United […]

Brexit Revives Talk of European Army

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On September 14, Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, conducted the annual European Union State of the Union address. During his speech, Juncker encouraged the creation of a permanent European headquarters to coordinate EU security and defense initiatives (Europa). The UK’s referendum to leave the EU, known as “Brexit,” renewed the push for a […]