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A New Administration and Sanctions on Russia

By   /  November 21, 2017  /  Foreign Relations, National Security Law, National Security Law & Policy  /  No Comments

By Sammy Hamed Every election has consequences, and every new administration brings with it new policy changes, both domestically and abroad. The President has much more authority to determine foreign policy as Commander-in-Chief and our highest ranking diplomat. The President has the authority to make treaties, appoint ambassadors, and negotiate with other nations. On the […]

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U.S. Nuclear Policy Modified

By   /  April 7, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

The United States recently announced a revised nuclear policy which greatly implicates international affairs and national security. Perhaps one of the most notable revisions prohibits the use of nuclear weapons in response to any conventional, biological or chemical attack, provided that the aggressor is a non-nuclear state or abides by the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. The […]

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Russia Becoming More Cooperative on Cybercrime

By   /  March 30, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

Over the past several years, the Russian government has consistently frustrated European and U.S. officials by refusing to take hard stances regarding organized cybercrime gangs that have become increasingly sophisticated. The organized gangs have stolen millions of identities as well as millions of dollars in employee pay by striking at banking systems throughout Europe and […]

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U.S. and Russia Reach Nuclear Deal

By   /  March 28, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

The United States and Russia appear to have come to an agreement on a new nuclear reduction treaty to replace the existing arms-control pact signed in 1990. The deal would substantially reduce the number of long-range weapons in both countries’ arsenals but have little effect on the number of jets, submarines, and missiles designed to […]

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Russia: Nuclear Deal Reached

By   /  March 24, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

According to a spokesman for the Russian government, Moscow and Washington have reached agreement on a deal to limit the amount of nuclear weapons. Russia and the United States have combined 90% of the words nuclear weapons. Originally, the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) limited nuclear warheads to 2,200. The new series of agreements, to be signed […]

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