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As World War II was coming to an end, the soon to be victorious allies met in Crimea to discuss the reorganization of Europe’s postwar order at the Yalta Conference. Conference attendees included President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Premier Joseph Stalin.
After almost a month in office, President Trump was given and failed his first round of tests from President Putin. It should come as no surprise that a newly elected President will come under immediate pressure from adversaries abroad to test … Continue reading
If you listen to the conservative news in the United States today, one idea will surely jump out at you. Russia is ‘winning,’ and the United States is ‘losing.’ Russia has asserted itself as a key actor in the Syrian civil … Continue reading
Only days after President Trump and President Putin spoke for the first time, the world witnessed the Trump administration’s first foreign policy test with regards to Ukraine. On January 31st, the Ukrainian government and the Russian backed separatists in the Donbass … Continue reading
In 1991 the Soviet Union collapsed under the weight of its own economic and political incompetence. The Soviet Union’s successor, the Russian Federation, was forced to confront the difficult fact that it had lost much of its influence among many of … Continue reading
The Astana peace talks began last week in Kazakhstan. The talks include Russia, Turkey, Iran and delegates from the Syrian government as well as some of the opposition forces (not including ISIS or the Levant Conquest Front) fighting against al-Assad. The … Continue reading
Is Putin susceptible to populism?
Ahead of the 2018 Presidential election in Russia, Vladimir Putin has ordered a review of the economic problems facing Russia today. Among the leading names to present proposals at the international ‘Gaidar Forum, Russia and the World: The Choice of … Continue reading
Last week Kosovo and Serbia were nearly engaged in their first conflict since 1999 after provocative actions involving a train. On January 14th Serbia halted a train leaving from Belgrade heading towards a town in Northern Kosovo, Mitrovic. The train … Continue reading