Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine has resulted in a pivotal shift in the world order. The 2014 Russian annexation of Crimea now appears as a disregarded warning. Allowed to fester, it developed into an overt display of despotic militarism that now threatens not just the sovereignty of Ukraine but also the stability of other democratic Read More…
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Lukashenko’s Gambit: Embattled Belarusian President Risks National Sovereignty Amidst Increasing Isolation from the West
In this article Griffin Cornwall examines the impact of the Belarusian Government’s dramatic arrests of Roman Protasevich and Sofia Sapega, the increased sanctions pressure from the West this action has brought, and the potential risks to Belarus’ national sovereignty brought by President Lukashenko’s retrenchment of his relationship to his longstanding ally, Russian President Vladimir Putin
Energy-sector Corruption and State Policy in Russia
In this article Joseph Bouchard examines the issues of corruption in Russia’s energy sector exposed by Alexei Navalny, how those issues impact Russia’s influence in the global energy sector, and how resolving them could impact Russia’s future and its relations with the West.
What Next for the Nordstream 2 Pipeline?
Title: What’s Next for the Nordstream 2 Pipeline?Featured Speakers: Dr. Robert M. Cutler (Senior Research Fellow and Director of the Energy Security Program at NATO Association of Canada), Dr. Sławomir Dębski (Director, Polish Institute of International Affairs), Dr. Alan Riley (Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council), Dr. Maria Shagina (Centre for EastEuropean Studies, University of Zurich)Series: Energy Read More…
In Conversation with Jieun Baek (Part II) : an Inspiring Female Researcher
Read Part I here, in which I ask Jieun about her research about information access in and out of North Korea. Part II: About JiEun’s Career Can you tell me a bit more about your position at Google headquarters and your work on information access projects for North Korean defectors? I was in Read More…
To trade or not to trade with North Korea: A case for more engagement with North Korean people
How trading activities are becoming ways of quiet resistance in North Korea should make us think twice about harsh economic sanctions. Mégane Visette analyzes.
Russia’s Global Strategy: Moscow’s Motivations in Ukraine and Syria
Russian activities in Ukraine and Syria share similar motivating factors. Sandy Vingoe examines Russia’s global strategy of aggressively countering threats to Russia’s political buffer states.
Collateral Damage: The Economic Toll of Worsening Russian-Turkish Relations
Michael Kang looks into the potential economic consequences that might result from Russian trade restrictions on Turkey following the downing of the Russian Su-24 jet in Syria.
The Russians Are Coming: What is Moscow Doing in Syria?
Genevieve Zingg examines international strategy and diplomacy in Syria.
Reassessing Humanitarian Intervention
Corinne Stancescu looks at and why and how states intervene, and the past and future use of Chapter 7 of the UN Charter.