Russia


Reports Suggest Russia Is Responsible For The Blockade Against Qatar

Bahrain, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia have implemented a trade, travel and diplomatic blockade on Qatar. A recent CNN report has suggested that Russia is behind it. So, what caused the blockade? Saudi Arabia has been concerned about Qatar’s funding of extremist organizations, such as ISIS, Hamas, and […]


Macron And Putin: Meetings Of Mind And Might

On May 29th, 2017, important talks were held between the Russian Federation’s President Vladimir Putin and the new French President, Emmanuel Macron. The discussions took place in Versailles, France; this was done strategically as the talks coincide with the opening of an exhibition which commemorates Tsar Peter the First’s or […]


The New Configuration Of European Diplomacy Was Not Concocted By Merkel

Last Sunday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced that the United States and the United Kingdom would no longer be reliable allies to Europe. Speaking at an election rally in a Bavarian beer hall, Merkel announced that: “The times in which we can fully count on others are somewhat over, as […]


French Gay Rights Groups File Complaint Against Chechnya

Three French gay rights groups filed a complaint with the International Criminal Court accusing Chechnya of a “wave of persecution” against homosexuals. Stop Homophobie, Mousse, and Comite Idaho France filed the complaint on the 17th of May, International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, after a 17-year-old boy was allegedly […]


Artillery Shelling Kills Four Civilians In Eastern Ukraine

Four civilians have been killed by artillery shelling in the eastern Ukrainian town of Avdiyivka on Saturday, May 13th. Ukrainian officials blamed pro-Russian separatists for the deaths. Furthermore, a statement by Pavlo Zhebrivsky, the Ukrainian Governor of the Donetsk region, claimed that the shell hit a private house and “three […]


What The Firing Of FBI Director James Comey Says About The State Of American Politics

On Tuesday May 9th, James Comey was relieved of his post as Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This shocking revelation has raised a variety of questions as to the reasoning why and how this relates to issues of whether or not this can be considered a conflict of […]


Echoes Of Watergate: Why Did Trump Fire FBI Director James Comey?

On the 20th of October, 1973, then US President Richard Nixon fired Archibald Cox, the Special Prosecutor investigating Nixon’s involvement in the Watergate scandal. Attorney General Elliot Richardson refused to carry out Nixon’s order, leading him and his deputy to resign. But what is known as the ‘Saturday Night Massacre’ […]


Lessons In Combatting Cyber-Sabotage From The Macron Leaks

The French election on May 7 was monitored for interference more closely than usual. Yet, hackers targeted a liberal candidate to benefit the far-right candidate in a situation all too familiar after the recent US election. In this case, Emmanuel Macron became the victim of #MacronLeaks, a mass release of […]