In this article, Maria Zelenova examines how Russian independent journalists have been able to adapt under harsh censorship laws, creating a new ecosystem for reporting on important stories.
Author: Maria Zelenova
Anatomy of a Protest: Belarus’ Moment in History
Why is Belarus having the most-enduring demonstration for democracy in its recent history? Maria Zelenova examines the protest, and what forces keep the momentum going.
Why Did Republicans Pull the American Health Care Act?
President Donald Trump has failed to secure the needed votes to overhaul the Affordable Care Act. Mary Zelenova explores the reasons behind the defeat.
Simmering Tensions: Russia’s Position in Eastern Ukraine
Mary Zelenova explores the possible effects of Russia’s decision to grant legal recognition to documents issued by separatist authorities in eastern Ukraine.
The Role of the Interallied Confederation of Reserve Officers
What is the Interallied Confederation of Reserve Officers? Mary Zelenova explores the organization’s role in fostering allied interoperability among NATO members.
The Driving Forces Behind the Rise of Populist Parties
In the past year, Europe has experienced a surge of support for right-wing populist parties. Mary Zelenova highlights the common themes in the platforms of these parties.
Invisible Children: Russia’s Dima Yakovlev Law
In this article, Mary Zelenova highlights the human rights concerns in the Russian law barring American families from adopting Russian children.
What’s Happening to The Refugees from Aleppo?
In this article, Mary Zelenova explores the aftermath of mass evacuations of civilians from the besieged territory of eastern Aleppo.
Trump’s Impact on Global Security: What Can We Expect?
Mary Zelenova explores President-elect Donald Trump’s stance on international affairs in order to analyze his potential foreign policy strategy. Find out what we might expect from the next President of the United States.
A Close Look at the United States-Canada Joint Arctic Leaders’ Statement
What is the US-Canada Joint Arctic Leaders’ Statement, and what are its provisions and effects? Mary Zelenova explores.