Russia

U.S. and Russia pull out of nuclear treaty

U.S. and Russia pull out of nuclear treaty

BY CASEY ROEPKE

In the two years since Donald Trump’s inauguration, his relationship with Russia has been questioned many times. From Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election to a dossier claiming Trump once paid prostitutes to urinate on a bed in Moscow, Trump and Russia have become inextricable in the American consciousness. However, this close relationship was strained when the U.S. government, under the instruction of President Trump, dropped out of a nuclear arms control treaty on Feb. 1. The move was matched by Russia, where President Putin also suspended the treaty.

Tit for Tat: Russia retaliates to diplomat expulsion, expels 60 US diplomats and closes US consulate

BY EMMA COOPER ’20

On March 29, Russia announced it would expel 60 United States diplomats in response to the expulsion of over 100 Russian diplomats by more than 20 countries, including the United States, Canada and countries in the European Union, three days earlier.

Putin announces new “invincible” nuclear weapons program leading up to 2018 Russian president election

Putin announces new “invincible” nuclear weapons program leading up to 2018 Russian president election

BY EMILY BLOMQUIST ’18

Last Thursday, in an annual address to the Federal Assembly, Russian President Vladimir Putin revealed a new “invincible” nuclear weapons program that can supposedly strike any target worldwide, according to The New York Times.