Ukraine


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 […]


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 […]


Despite Trump’s Criticism Of NATO, Poland Seeks A Permanent U.S. Military Base In The Country

Poland’s President Andrzej Duda visited Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, September 18th, 2018 and met with President Donald Trump. This visit might have been like any other official visit by a head of state to the White House, but its political impact was highlighted by the Polish President’s request to the […]


The Neo-Nazi Dilemma

Currently, more people than ever are migrating, being displaced, or left stateless. As a result, trends surrounding the European migration crisis and various other movements have arisen. Unfortunately, through the increased presence of various cultural, ethnic, and religious groups, there has been a drastic increase in xenophobic opinions presented within communities. […]