The Weekly Snapshot

Weekly Snapshot: 9-15 December 2018

Weekly Snapshot 9-15 December 2018 1. Russian military buildup on the border of Ukraine Recent satellite imagery has shown military buildup activity at the border of Russia and Ukraine. Imagery shows three IL-76 heavy cargo planes coming in and out of the Dzhankoy air base in occupied Crimea. This, along with the new S-400 missile […]

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Weekly Snapshot: 2-8 December 2018

Weekly Snapshot2-8 December 2018 1.  Qatar to leave OPEC Qatar has announced that as of January 1st, 2019, they will officially be leaving the OPEC agreement. Officially, they are citing that this move is to have an increased focus on natural gas production, however, many people speculate this exit has deeper reasonings. Qatar has been […]

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Weekly Snapshot: 25 November – 1 December 2018

Weekly Snapshot 25 November – 1 December 2018 1. Tensions flare between Russia and Ukraine This past weekend, two Ukrainian naval vessels and a Ukrainian tugboat were stopped from sailing into the Sea of Azov at the only entrance to the sea, the Kerch Strait. They were stopped by the Russian military in an attempt […]

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Weekly Snapshot: 11-17 November 2018

Weekly Snapshot 11-17 November 2018 1. The United States is tightening sanctions on Hezbollah The State Department has issued new sanctions on members of Hezbollah. This week the United States has imposed additions sanctions on Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah and Naim Qassem, both high ranking officials within Hezbollah. The United States has also placed sanctions on […]

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Weekly Snapshot: 4-10 November 2018

Weekly Snapshot 4-10 November 2018 1. US and Polish officials talk about security During a meeting in Warsaw, high-level officials from both the United States and Poland sat down to discuss security concerns and bilateral cooperation in Poland. These talks included discussing the missile defense system the United States is putting in Poland. The project […]

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Weekly Snapshot: 28 October – 3 November 2018

Weekly Snapshot 28 October – 3 November 1. India to buy ships from Russia India and Russia have agreed on a deal concerning the sale of naval ships. India is buying two frigates equipped with anti-ship cruise missiles for $950 million dollars. This is going against the wishes of America. As relations between India and […]

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Weekly Snapshot: 7-13 October 2018

Weekly Snapshot 7-13 October 1. The US Treasury not to name China as a currency manipulator In a report to Congress, the United States Treasury has decided not to name China, or any other county, as a manipulator of currency. This is coming after repeated claims from the current administration that China has been manipulating […]

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Weekly Snapshot: 30 September – 6 October 2018

Weekly Snapshot September 30th – October 6th 1. Test sight inspectors in North Korea During a high-level meeting between Kim Jong Un and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, it was agreed that the United States would send test sight inspectors to the dismantled Punggye-Ri nuclear test site. This is a positive sign the peace […]

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Weekly Snapshot: 23-29 September 2018

Weekly Snapshot 23-29 September 2018 Hamas is preparing for war Earlier this week the Israeli news agency, Haaretz, broke a story in which they interviewed several members of the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas. It was learned that Hamas sees a possible war with Israel in Gaza at “95 percent” and assumed that it would break […]

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Weekly Snapshot: 9-15 September 2018

Weekly Snapshot: 9-15 September 2018 1. Russian Hostility towards NATO Exercise In October and November, NATO will be holding the largest military response exercise it has executed since the 1980s. Exercise Trident Juncture 2018 is set to take place in Norway and simulate a reaction to a NATO partner being invaded and attacked by another […]

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