MbS: For Better or For Worse?
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MbS: For Better or For Worse?

Embattled Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman could prove to be not only a cat with nine lives but also one that makes even stranger jumps. King Salman’s announcement that Prince Mohammed was put in charge of reorganizing Saudi intelligence at the same time that the kingdom for the first time admitted that journalist Jamal…

US Tears up Landmark INF Treaty
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US Tears up Landmark INF Treaty

President Donald Trump has announced the decision to exit from the bedrock 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty), which bans all land-based missiles carrying both nuclear and conventional warheads with ranges of 500 to 5,500 kilometers, or 310 to 3,420 miles shorter- and intermediate-range missiles. It does not cover air-launched or sea-launched weapons. National Security Adviser…

NATO’s Upcoming 40,000-Soldier Arctic Drill Is a Message to Russia and China
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NATO’s Upcoming 40,000-Soldier Arctic Drill Is a Message to Russia and China

NATO’s upcoming Trident Junction 18 drill in Norway will be held at the end of the month and is expected to see the participation of 40,000 troops. The US and its allies have been making a big deal about Russia’s Arctic interests for over the past decade since the country planted its flag under the…