In this article Griffin Cornwall analyzes the establishment of Russia’s information warfare policies and how they have impacted planning and messaging surrounding the ongoing war in Ukraine.
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
‘The Kids Are Alright’: How Young Journalists Find Ways to Report on Social Issues in Russia
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.
Russia-NATO (mis)interpretation of Post-Cold War Enlargement; A Case Study of the Security Dilemma
Sarah Nebbal explores the NATO-Russia relationship through the lens of the security dilemma.
Chokehold on Internet Freedom: State-Run Cyberspace in Russia and China
The vastness of cyberspace and speed of information transfer make it a novel frontier ripe for trial and error. The trend of nations turning towards state-run cyberspace policy is up for discussion after Russia’s expedited approval of the ‘Runet’ law, or sovereign internet bill.
Non-Kinetic Warfare: Defense and Strategy in Political War
A detailed look at state-security practices and their relationships with NATOs defence enhancement strategy in the context of the political war between the West and the East.
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.
Exploring Chechnya’s Human Rights Abuses
Mitchell Haid explores the severity of Chechnya’s human rights abuses and how its leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, governs through fear and harsh tactics.
The Dichotomy : Perception of Russia
Is our understanding of #Russia a part of a larger plan? @Sha Lalapet explores Russia’s history and economics, in an effort to shed light into the workings behind Russia
Putin’s Fears Over Russia’s Upcoming Elections
Russia’s lower house will hold parliamentary elections on September 18. Kristyn Byrne explores how this election will effect Putin’s prospects for the 2018 presidential election.