Geopolitical News, 05 Dec 2018

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“ Newsletter”, 05 December 2018.

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Comment:  Here are today’s top geopolitical news stories from the “ Newsletter.”  Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

ATEST NEWS Dec 5, 2018
Pompeo Warns Russia Has ’60 Days’ to Comply With Nuclear Missile Treaty

The United States has warned Russia that it has 60 days to show that it is complying with the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty, or the U.S. will quit the agreement. …

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Russia’s Violation of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty

“Since 2013, the United States has raised its concerns with Russia regarding Russian development of a ground-launched cruise missile (NATO designator: SSC-8, Russian designator: 9M729) with a range capability between 500 and 5,500 kilometers on repeated occasions. These include more than 30 engagements at all levels of the Russian government.” …

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Statement on the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty

“The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty has been crucial in upholding NATO’s security for over 30 years. Allies have concluded that Russia has developed and fielded a missile system, the 9M729, which violates the INF Treaty and poses significant risks to Euro-Atlantic security.” …

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Pompeo Says China, Iran, And Russia Causing Global Instability

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has criticized China, Iran, and Russia for violating numerous treaties and multistate agreements.

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Restoring the Role of the Nation-State in the Liberal International Order

Remarks by Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State

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Global aid appeal targets more than 93 million most in need next year

Conflict has pushed tens of millions of people into a situation where they are in urgent need of help, the UN’s relief chief said on Tuesday, in an appeal for funds that could top $25 billion to support life-saving aid projects in over 40 countries next year. …

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UK, France, US Concerned Over Iran Missile Test

Envoys from Britain, France and the United States voiced concern Tuesday at the United Nations following Iran’s test-firing of a medium-range ballistic missile last Saturday. …

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Key US Lawmakers: Saudi Crown Prince Was Behind Khashoggi Killing

Key U.S. senators said Tuesday there was overwhelming evidence that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was behind the killing of a dissident Saudi journalist inside Riyadh’s consulate in Istanbul, rejecting President Donald Trump’s claim that the case against him wasn’t convincing. …

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Until next time,

Russ Roberts

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