Posts Tagged ‘Putin’

Battles on the streets in Kiev, behind monuments to the city's founders. Image Credit: Getty

A brief overview and contextualization of the Ukrainian crisis

On November 21, 2013, a chain of events began which have resulted in a crisis that many consider to be the most pressing threat to global stability today. When Ukraine’s ex-president Viktor Yanukovych suspended involvemen...
by Cody Wooden


Evaluating US-Russia relations: Beginning of a new Cold War?

Relations between the United States and Russia have consistently gone downhill over the last few years before reaching breaking point in March 2014 with the annexation of Crimea by Russia and its support for Russian separatists...
by Sohini Chatterjee

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It is time to end World War II: Russia, Japan, and the Occupied Islands

August 9, 1945. The day the “Fat Man” atomic bomb destroyed Nagasaki, and the day that – keeping his promise to the Allies – Stalin entered the war against Japan, creating a territorial dispute lasting to this day. Sovi...
by Jeroen Gelsing


International Political Forum

News Of The Latest McDonald’s Closure In Russia “Devastates” Obama

The Russian Internet has a rich tradition of producing fictional accounts of the lives of powerful politicians. The most famous and accomplished author in this genre is undoubtedly Maksim Kononenko, the mind behind Vladimir.Vl...
by Kevin Rothrock

International Political Forum

The Plea For Peace, Mr. Putin

On the 26th of December 1991, when the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics collapsed, the Iron Curtain finally shred; the long-lasting struggle for democracy came to an end and in purely Wilsonian style one might have said that...
by Kasia Gilewska


With All Eyes on Ukraine, Russia Dumps Its “Toxic” Leftists in Prison

After a long trial, a Moscow judge has sentenced two leftist activists who were at the forefront of Russia’s 2011-2012 protests, Sergei Udaltsov and Leonid Razvozzhayev, to 4.5 years in prison for organizing mass riots...
by Sean Guillory


International Political Forum

Sorry, Sarah: Why The Left Owes Palin An Apology Over Ukraine

As one of the most derided political figures of the 21st century, Sarah Palin’s authority to speak on American foreign policy is by all accounts non-existent. Unrelenting attacks by the liberal media have rendered this forme...
by Richard Corlett

International Political Forum

Russia: Today’s Geopolitical Counter-Force And What This Means For American Interests

When Mitt Romney labelled Russia as “America’s No.1 geopolitical foe” in his 2012 presidential campaign, the President said “the 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back because, you know, the Cold War...
by Esma Mneina

Protesters in Kiev

Revolution, Civil War Or Proxy Conflict? In Reality, The Ukrainian Crisis All Boils Down To Money

Cast your mind to any place in modern day Europe, east of the Czech Republic, and your imagination will inevitably be playing three degrees of separation with one major reference point in terms of culture, economics, history a...
by Damien Sharkov