Tag Archives: Putin

The Cold War Il: Considering Ukrainian NATO Membership Amidst Russian Referendums

By: Juan M. Ortega October 7, 2022 As the war between Russia and Ukraine continues into its eighth month, Russian President Vladmir Putin has again crossed the boundaries of international law. The Kremlin organized referendums in four regions in Eastern Ukraine: Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson, and Zaporizhzhia. This territory comprises roughly 15% of Ukraine’s territory. Ukrainian government officials […]

Prosecuting Putin

By: Liana Brown April 25, 2022 There are rules for almost everything, and war is no exception. The rules of war are contained in international laws and agreements, such as the Geneva Conventions. In 1949, following the horrors of the Second World War, world leaders gathered in Switzerland to sign the Geneva Conventions, which were […]

Putin’s War On Ukraine & The International Response

By: Erica Adams April 8, 2022 On February 24, 2022, Russia attacked Ukraine’s military headquarters, airports, and large cities from land, air, and sea. Since then, Russia’s military has increasingly intensified strikes on civilian targets and infrastructure, resorting to “tactics used in previous wars in Chechnya and Syria: flattening cities with overwhelming and indiscriminate firepower.” […]

From Russia With Love? Putin’s Realpolitik Threatens Trump’s “MAGA”

CONRAD C. WITTE – On February 14, 2017, the New York Times reported that the Russian military had secretly deployed a new model of cruise missile that violates a 1987 arms control treaty between the United States and Russia.[1] While this is not the first time that the U.S. government has alleged a Russian violation […]