Iran Ballistic Missile Tests an Affront to the Nuclear Accord

Iran Ballistic Missile Tests an Affront to the Nuclear Accord

On Dec. 17, 2015, the U.S. lawmakers said that Iran’s continued ballistic missile tests are a serious affront to the recently signed nuclear accord. Tehran is reported to have launched two missile tests on October 10 and Nov. 21, 2015,¬†near Chabahar, a port city close to Iran’s border with Pakistan. Congress views this as a […]

Russia Is Positioned to Take a Leading Role on the International Stage

Russia Is Positioned to Take a Leading Role on the International Stage

Russia is positioned to take a leading role on the international stage. With its annexation of Crimea and their support of separatists in the Ukraine, Russia’s place in the world was clearly in opposition to that of the U.S. and Europe. Strict economic sanctions as a result of aggressive tactics in the Ukraine¬†created an environment […]