Ukraine


Waning U.S. Power: The Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

With the completion of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline expected later this year, the United States has decided to impose sanctions against the commercial European and Russian companies which are currently involved in its construction. Nord Stream 2 is an underwater pipeline currently being constructed in the Baltic Sea, which […]


Putin And Xi Oversee Launch Of Landmark Russian Gas Pipeline To China

On December 2nd, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping  oversaw the launch of the 3,000 km-long ‘Power of Siberia’ landmark pipeline which will transport natural gas from the Chayandinskoye and Kovykta fields in Eastern Siberia to Northeastern China. The pipeline, operated in part by Russian company […]


Ukrainian Lawyer Goes On Hunger Strike

This past week, prominent Ukrainian lawyer Yevheniya Zakrevska announced that she would go on a hunger strike. Zakrevska represents the families of the Heavenly Hundred, the protesters who were killed during the Euromaidan Revolution. She announced her commitment on live TV on November 21st, which marked the 6th anniversary since […]


Ukrainian And Russian Attempts At Peace In The Donbass Region 3

In a conflict where new ceasefires are broken within minutes, recent peace talks between Ukraine and Russia – one of the many – seemed overly pessimistic. However, since initiating these peace talks in August 2019, both parties have made significant efforts in reducing conflict in the Donbass region of Eastern […]


The Russian-Ukrainian War And Its Global Implications

On Thursday, July 25, Donald Trump President of the United States engaged in a worrisome phone call with Volodymyr Zelensky, the recently elected President of Ukraine. Formalities dwindled as the conversation progressed, ending with a blunt proposal from the President of the United States. The transcripts of that phone call […]


Russia Ready For Ukraine Peace Talks

On Friday, a senior Kremlin aide announced that the Russian government is ready to resume the stalled Ukrainian peace process with France, Germany, and Ukraine if “concrete steps” are taken before the meeting. These preconditions include separating rival armed forces in eastern Ukraine on either side of the line of […]


Moving Forward From Ukraine’s Presidential Election

The Presidential Election, which took place on Sunday, April 21, 2019, was meant to bring positive changes to Ukraine. Indeed, under the rule of President Petro Poroshenko, Ukraine has been suffering from a series of political and economic crises. When he came to power in 2014, Russia annexed Crimea. In […]


Ukrainian Presidential Election: Zelensky Leads Incumbent Poroshenko

Exit polls that were taken during the first-round of the Ukrainian presidential election on March 31st indicate that comedian Volodymyr Zelensky has gained a sizeable lead over President Petro Poroshenko. Although there have been several reports of electoral violations by the Ukrainian interior ministry, international observer organizations stationed in the […]


US, Canada, And EU Announce New Russian Sanctions Over Ukraine

The United States (US), Canada, and the European Union (EU) have imposed new sanctions on more than a dozen Russian officials and entities accused of supporting Russia’s occupation of Crimea. On Friday the US Treasury Department announced fresh sanctions against six Russian officials, six defense firms, and two construction firms […]


Ukraine Begins Impeachment Process

Members of the Ukrainian Parliament have begun the process to impeach President Petro Poroshenko after a media report was released linking him to a corruption scandal in which the president’s friends and high-ranking defense officials allegedly stole millions from the country’s military industry by receiving kickbacks for smuggling spare military […]