The World After a Week – December 15, 2019

The Russian Federation got banned from the next Olympics and the football World Cup (more).

Russia’s only aircraft carrier, Admiral Kuznetsov, caught fire and is undergoing repairs (more).

Russia and Ukraine hold their first summit on the Crimean – East Ukrainian conflict in Paris, agreeing on a cease-fire (more).

In Great Britain the Conservative Party under the leadership of Boris Johnson, whose slogan is “Get Brexit Done“, won the elections (more).

US Judiciary Committee panel approved two impeachment articles proposed by the Demoncrats and passed them to the House of Representantives to vote (more).

US and Iran exchanged prisoners. Both of them are scholars (more).

The “phase one” trade deal between the United States and China has been established (more).

Greta Thunberg, the (in)famous activist is chosen as Time’s person of the year (more).

Alberto Fern├índez took office as Argentina’s President (more).

No government was formed in Israel before December 12th. Israel will have to hold another election (more).

After a Saudi military student in US caused a fatal shooting, the US Department of Defense decided to restrict Saudi students military training (more).

India’s Citizenship Amendment bill entitles non-Muslim refugees from three Muslim majority countries to citizenship if they are facing religious persecution. This measure is criticized both domestically and internationally (more).

The US Senate overruled president DonaldTrump and recognized the Armenian Genocide (more).

San Suu Kyyi, Myanmar’s leader personally defended her country in the International Court of Justice instead of appointing an agent (more).

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Alexandros Sainidis

I am an International Relations Analyst and the creator of the blog Pecunia et Bellum. I have studied International, European and Area Studies at the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences in Athens, Greece. I am a bilingual Russian speaker and I am currently learning Mandarin in order to gain a deeper understanding of the current International Affairs in Eurasia.

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