Since the Russian occupation of the Crimea, the humanity has witnessed a firestorm of patriotism sweeping across the globe.
Author: Elliot Cho
A Few Thoughts on Battle for Sevastopol
The film Battle for Sevastopol excels in illustrating the life of a legendary Soviet sniper Lyudmila Pavlichenko and the ordeal she endured. However, it is questionable whether the film has fulfilled the director’s hope of reuniting Russians and Ukrainians in the narrative of “common history.”
The Surreal Reality of the “Russian-Occupied” Crimea
The persecution of Tatars in the Russian-occupied Crimea reflects the cold truth that history has repeated itself in Crimea today.
The Prospects of Russia as a Petro-state
The drop in oil price has been a challenge to Russia for some time. But some predicts that Russia is not as vulnerable as it was in 1986.
End the Rhetoric of War
In light of the rising hostility between South and North Korea, Elliot Cho urges that the leadership of both South and North must end the rhetoric of war
The Decay within the Alliance
Elliot Cho shares his concern for the waning support for NATO and the growing domestic discontent within EU over the Western sanctions on Russia
South Korea: An Example Ukraine Must Not Follow (Part IV)
In the last of the four-part series, Elliot illustrates how the remnants of the authoritarian era are hampering democratization in South Korea, Ukrainians must avoid the same misfortune.
South Korea: An Example Ukraine Must Not Follow (Part III)
In the third of a four-part series, Elliot Cho points out that the absence of the rule of law, fairness, and equity has been a foundational problem in both South Korea and Ukraine
South Korea: An Example Ukraine Must Not Follow (Part II)
In the second of the four-part series, Elliot Cho illustrates how democracy was hindered after the Korean War, drawing parallels to the Maidan revolution
South Korea: An Example Ukraine Must Not Follow (Part I)
Elliot Cho presents the first of a four-part series exploring South Korean history to foresee the challenges for post-Maidan Ukraine