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Russian President Meets with Austrian Leaders

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Earlier this week, Russian President Vladimir Putin traveled to Austria to meet with government and business leaders to discuss European Union (EU) sanctions on Russia. The sanctions were a response to the annexation of Crimea by the Russian government for years ago (Reuters 1). While the sanctions contributed to the two-year recession in Russia, the […]

Assad’s Surprise Visit to Moscow

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad traveled to Moscow, his first overseas trip since the civil war broke out in Syria in 2011 (BBC). Assad flew to Moscow to personally thank Putin for his military support. During their talks the leaders focused on “fighting terrorist extremist groups, carrying on with the Russian operation, and support for the […]

U.S. Weighs Increasing European Military Presence

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The U.S. military is considering locating heavy weaponry in Poland as a response to increased Russian militarism, according to Polish Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak on Sunday (AP 1). The effort would store armored vehicles and weapons, enough to supply 5,000 troops, in several Eastern European countries, including Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Romania […]