October 09, 2016

Russia: I Swear These Missiles Are Harmless

Russia’s efforts to bring back the Cold War continued apace over the weekend with their latest move to deploy nuclear capable missiles in their Black Sea enclave of Kaliningrad, conveniently located in the heart of Europe. Russian-Western relations have steadily deteriorated ever since Russia’s invasion of eastern Ukraine and the subsequent deployment of NATO forces in Eastern Europe. It seems that Russia is using the continued implosion of the US political class, otherwise known as the 2016 election, as cover to make a series of aggressive unilateral moves. Over the past few weeks they’ve suspended a series of nuclear-related agreements, which will only make things difficult for the next US president, even if it will be Putin’s “brother from another mother” Trump.

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