Tag Archives: Russia

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 […]

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 […]

Russia’s Attacks on Ukraine are a Violation of International Law

By: Miriam Castillo April 21, 2022 Russia’s invasion of Ukraine violates Article 2(4) of the U.N. Charter, a central and important tenet of the charter that requires U.N. member states to refrain from the “use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state.” Vladimir Putin’s goal was to overrun Ukraine and […]