Tag Archives: Russia

From Conflict to Courtroom: Unraveling Legal Battles in the Russia-Ukraine War

By: Jaelin Figueroa Russia’s comprehensive invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, marked the onset of a protracted conflict characterized by fierce resistance from Ukrainian defenders, who successfully thwarted attempts by Russian forces to seize control of Kyiv and other pivotal urban centers. Subsequently, Ukrainian forces swiftly launched counteroffensives, significantly impeding the progress of the […]

A Flashback to Traditions of the Soviet Era: Russians Break the Law to Watch “Barbie”

By: Annmarie Machado During the Cold War, the USSR Government operated much like “Big Brother” in Orwell’s dystopian novel, “1984.” Western books, movies, and music were prohibited so as not to corrupt the Soviet citizens’ minds with the appeal of capitalist propaganda. But with strict rules oftentimes comes rebellion. Brave rebels opened “video salons,” in […]

All Eyes on the East – The United States and Taiwan Cooperate to Combat Chinese Influence

By: Zachary Kaufman November 21, 2022 Although the battle lines have been drawn for years with civil wars turning into proxy wars across the globe, World War III essentially started in the Winter of 2022 when Russia initiated a war of aggression under the guise of a “peacekeeping” operation in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine.  On February […]

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 […]