US to announce ‘reversible’ INF treaty suspension

By |februar 1st, 2019|Cold War, INF Treaty, News, nuclear arms, Russia, USA|

The United States will soon announce plans to suspend compliance with a landmark nuclear missile pact with Russia, responding to an alleged violation of the treaty by Moscow, US officials said on Thursday (31 January).

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EU urges US, Russia talks to ‘preserve’ nuclear treaty

By |oktober 22nd, 2018|arms race, Cold War, Donald Trump, Heiko Maas, INF Treaty, News, nuclear arms|

The European Commission on Monday (22 October) urged the United States and Russia to pursue talks to preserve a nuclear weapons treaty after President Donald Trump said Washington was withdrawing from the deal. 

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Trump says US to exit landmark nuclear arms pact, Russia threatens retaliation

By |oktober 22nd, 2018|arms race, Cold War, Donald Trump, INF Treaty, Mikhail Gorbachev, News, nuclear arms, Russia, United States|

President Donald Trump said Washington would withdraw from a landmark Cold War-era treaty that eliminated nuclear missiles from Europe because Russia was violating the pact, triggering a warning of retaliatory measures from Moscow.

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Pope pays tribute to victims of Nazis, Soviets in Lithuania

By |september 24th, 2018|anti-Semitism, Cold War, Communism, Lithuania, Nazism, News, Soviet Union|

Pope Francis paid tribute on Sunday to Jews killed by the Nazis and victims of murder and deportation by the Soviet KGB, in twin visits to memorials marking the darkest periods of Lithuania's history.

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Russia starts biggest manoeuvres ever, seen by NATO as rehearsal for ‘large-scale conflict’

By |september 11th, 2018|Cold War, Nato, News, Russia|

Russia launches the largest military manoeuvers in its history on Wednesday (12 September), with the participation of nearly 300,000 military from all kinds of armed forces plus Chinese soldiers, disregarding NATO's criticism that it is a rehearsal for...

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Why Europe needs to support the US-Russia INF Treaty

By |maj 15th, 2018|Cold War, Donald Trump, European security, Iran nuclear deal, missile, News, transatlantic relations, US-Russia relations|

The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty signed by the US and the Soviet Union over 30 years ago is on the verge of collapse and this poses an immediate threat to European security. European heads of states need to play a role to salvage the Treaty even if they are not formally involved in it, writes Lukas Trakimavičius.

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Top Russian, NATO generals choose Baku for talks on preventing military incidents

By |april 19th, 2018|Azerbaijan, Cold War, Nato, News, Non-Aligned Movement, Russia|

Azerbaijan's capital Baku will host a rare meeting between top generals from Russia and NATO, who will focus on preventing military incidents “caused by a possible misinterpretation of the actions of Russia and NATO", according to the Russian television RT.

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Russia UN envoy ‘cannot exclude’ war between Russia, US

By |april 13th, 2018|chemical weapons, Cold War, Donald Trump, Emmanuel Macron, France, News, Russia, Syria war, Theresa May, UK, United Nations, USA, war crimes|

Russia’s UN Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia urged the United States and its allies on Thursday (12 April) to refrain from military action against Syria over a suspected chemical weapons attack but said he “cannot exclude” war between Washington and Moscow.

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EU institutions silent as world gets dangerously close to global conflict over Syria

By |april 12th, 2018|chemical weapons, Cold War, Donald Trump, Emmanuel Macron, Jeremy Corbyn, News, Syria war, Theresa May, twitter diplomacy, war crimes|

The leaders of the EU institutions remained silent on Wednesday (11 April) while the world got dangerously close to a global conflict over Syria, with two member states, Britain and France, getting ready to go to war.

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Russia, US headed for clash at UN over Syria gas attacks probe

By |april 10th, 2018|chemical weapons, Cold War, News, Russia, Syrian war, USA, war crimes|

The UN Security Council could vote as early as Tuesday (10 April) on rival US and Russian proposals to investigate chemical weapons attacks in Syria, setting up a clash that could trigger vetoes of both measures, diplomats said.

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