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Money, weapons and geopolitics are colliding all over the world as Russia — the world's second-biggest arms exporter — seeks to narrow the gap with the U.S.
Snapshot: Standing beside Vladimir Putin earlier this month in Ankara, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said the purchase of an advanced Russian S-400 air defense system was a “done deal,” despite protests from Turkey’s NATO allies. Putin said delivery of the system would actually be accelerated.
The big picture: As in the Cold War, choosing to buy arms from Russia or the U.S. is "absolutely a political statement," says Rachel Stohl of the Stimson Center.
The bottom line:
Go deeper: Cold War 2.0.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will arrive at Mar-a-Lago tomorrow with a ton of baggage, Axios' Erica Pandey writes:
Go deeper: Read Erica's full piece tomorrow morning in the Axios stream.
People protest in solidarity with the victim. Photo: Nasir Kachroo/NurPhoto via Getty Images
"Eight men accused of the rape, torture and murder of an eight-year-old Muslim girl in Indian-administered Kashmir pleaded not guilty," on Monday, per the BBC. The crime took place in January and was allegedly part of an attempt "to terrorize her nomadic community and drive them away," the NY Times reports.
With Friday's missile strikes in Syria, President Trump sought to demonstrate international resolve and deter future chemical weapons. He didn't target Assad’s broader war-making capability or seek to advance the goal of regime change, Columbia University's David L. Phillips writes.
More than 140 members of Parliament signed a letter to U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May pressuring her to give amnesty to thousands of British residents who arrived from the Caribbean as children between 1948 and 1971, Axios' Stef Kight writes:
Protesters in Budapest, Hungary this weekend. Photo: Laszlo Balogh/Getty Images
Axios' Shannon Vavra recaps a weekend in which protestors took the streets around the world...
These satellite images show the Barzah Research and Development Center before and after the joint air strike that occurred late last week. Satellite images: ©2018 DigitalGlobe
"The Leader of the Opposition has said that he can 'only countenance involvement in Syria if there is UN authority behind it.' The House should be clear that would mean a Russian veto on our foreign policy."— Theresa May today in the House of Commons
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