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Ceasefire In Danger As Syrian Government Forces And Rebels Continue To Clash In Deraa

On Friday July 6th, Syrian rebels and forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad reached a ceasefire agreement in southern Syria which was brokered by one of Assad’s key allies: Russia.  According to an article written by Arwa Ibrahim published in Al Jazeera, the peace deal required that rebels give up […]


Ceasefire Agreement In South-West Syria After 330,000 Displaced

With almost three weeks since the beginning of a Russia-backed government assault on opposition forces in Syria’s southwest province of Deraa, Russia and Syrian rebel groups have finally reached a ceasefire agreement after days of tense negotiations. Under the agreement, rebel forces will surrender heavy weapons, and in exchange, the […]


Russia Uses The World Cup To “Sportwash” Their Poor LGBTQ Rights Record

Starting this month, 32 teams from around the globe will come together in Russia to celebrate sport and cross-cultural interactions. Despite this World Cup spirit of comradery and understanding, the host country of Russia continues to systematically suppress LGBTQ visibility and persecute queer people within its borders. Just on the […]


Sergey Lavrov meets with Kim Jong-un as Russia looks to increase its influence on the Korea Peninsula

This past Thursday, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un during what was the first official face to face meeting between a Russian government official and Kim. The visit also happened to be Lavrov’s first visit to North Korea since 2009—that is despite Russia having […]


The United States Withdraw From Iran Nuclear Deal

Earlier this week on May 8th, the United States President, Donald Trump, fulfilled an election promise by withdrawing from the Iran Nuclear Deal. The deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), was reached in 2015 after two years of negotiations between Iran, the EU and the P5+1 (Russia, […]