Russia


Mattis Accuses Russia Of Interfering In U.S. Mid-Term Elections 2018

The recent U.S. mid-term elections saw attempts of the Russian government to interfere and tamper with the election process. On December 2nd, 2018, U.S. Defense Secretary, Jim Mattis, alleged that Russia “tried to muck around” in the mid-terms, confirming what senior intelligence and law enforcement officials had been forecasting earlier this […]


What Does The Boat Seizure Saga Mean For Relations Between Russia And Ukraine?

On 25 November, two Ukrainian gunboats and a tug were fired upon and seized by Russian vessels, after Russian authorities implicated that the Ukrainian ships had illegally crossed into its waters. The ships were attempting to sail from Odessa to Mariupol in the Sea of Azov, but were blocked from […]


Tensions Raise Subsequent To Russian Capturing Of Ukraine Ships

The ongoing conflict between Ukraine and Russia has flared in recent days with a dispute of territorial waters surrounding the Crimean Peninsula. Russian forces captured three Ukrainian vessels in the Kerch Strait — a body of water that lies between the recently acquired Crimea and the Russian mainland. Subsequent prosecutions […]


Ukraine Imposes Martial Law As Tensions With Russia Heighten

Amid heightened tensions between neighbouring Ukraine and Russia, Ukraine’s parliament voted on Monday night to impose martial law following Russia’s seizure of three Ukrainian ships over the weekend. Following what the U.S. referred to as “unlawful conduct,” the United Nations called an emergency session just before Ukraine’s lower house of […]


Ukraine Declares Martial Law Citing Imminent Russian Threat

The Ukrainian parliament voted on Monday to confirm President Poroshenko’s imposition of martial law for 30 days in response to Sunday’s Kerch Strait incident. President Poroshenko, citing intelligence information, labelled the threat of a land invasion as “extremely serious” and described the measures as necessary to make sure Ukraine is […]


NATO War Games: A Ratcheting Up Of Tensions?

From October 25 to November 7, NATO forces will take part in what its Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg calls, “NATO’s biggest exercise since the end of the Cold War.”  50,000 soldiers from 31 countries, 250 aircraft, 65 naval vessels, and 10,000 military vehicles will take part in the military exercises, taking […]


5th School Shooting Of The Year In Russia Indicates That The Issue Is Bigger Than The U.S.

On October 17th an 18-year-old student of the Kerch technical college, a vocational school in Crimea, conducted a mass shooting with a hunting gun and detonated an improvised explosive device on the college’s campus, killing 20 and injuring at least 50 more students, before killing himself. This shooting marks the […]