Midwestern Conservative Thought for the 21st Century

The Weekly Snapshot

Weekly Snapshot: 24 February – 2 March

Weekly Snapshot 24 February – 2 March 1. Former US Air Force Intelligence Specialist Charged With Spying Monica Witt, a former member of the United States Air Force intelligence community, has been charged with spying for Iran. She defected to Iran in 2013, and the files from the Justice Department detailing her treason have finally […]

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Weekly Snapshot: 10-16 February 2019

Weekly Snapshot 10-16 February 2019 1. The US will be out of Syria by the end of April The Pentagon is preparing a withdrawal plan for US troops fighting in Syria. As of now, the plan calls for a major withdrawal in mid-March with a full withdrawal set for the end of April. This comes […]

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Weekly Snapshot: 27 January – 2 February 2019

Weekly Snapshot27 January – 2 February 1. The INF treaty is dead After the United States’ formal withdrawal from the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces treaty last week, Russia followed suit. The United States’ stringent adherence to the INF treaty has limited the development of new missile systems by the US military. However, with the fall of […]

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Weekly Snapshot: 20-26 January 2019

Weekly Snapshot20-26 January 2019 1. Tensions Rise in Venezuela As Venezuela goes through a leadership crisis, geopolitical tensions continue to rise. Earlier this week, the Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido took a public oath to become the interim president of Venezuela. This was after Nicolás Maduro, Venezuela’s president since 2013, used blatant anti-democratic and illegal […]

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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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