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Ukraine’s Poroshenko In a Bind

On March 12, 2019, Posted by , In Information Reports,Russia,Ukraine, With Comments Off on Ukraine’s Poroshenko In a Bind

Written by Marren Haneberg Introduction In the face of Russia’s invasion into Ukraine, pro-EU Poroshenko was elected Ukrainian president in 2014 with 54% of the vote (Yermolenko). Poroshenko’s presidency might “be the most dynamic [era] in Ukraine’s post-independence history,” with major changes in the constitution, culture, and international affairs of…

Putin’s alleged role in the US presidential elections

On March 8, 2019, Posted by , In Analysis Reports,Russia, By ,, , With Comments Off on Putin’s alleged role in the US presidential elections

By Jeff Bates      Putin proved a major influencer in the US presidential election in 2016. Russian influence on the election first appeared four years before the actual election, when two Russians, working for the Internet Research Agency, acquired knowledge about US social media to help provide information to the…

What is Russia Really Doing in Syria?

On March 2, 2019, Posted by , In Information Reports,ISIS,Russia,Syria, With Comments Off on What is Russia Really Doing in Syria?

Written by Marren Haneberg Russia is a longtime ally of Syria, with relations dating back to the 1970s Soviet Union (Rahman-Jones). In 2015, Russia began supporting the Assad regime with weapons, air support, and ground troops. While Russian President Vladimir Putin claims the goal of Russia’s action in Syria is…

US-EU Relations and the Iranian Question

On March 2, 2019, Posted by , In Europe,Information Reports,Iran,United States, With Comments Off on US-EU Relations and the Iranian Question

Written by Sam Jacobsen Background of US-EU Relations Regarding Iran Relations between the European Union and the United States have historically been varied. The economic and defensive ties (including participation in organizations such as NATO) as well as the international prowess of the two entities have tied the nations together,…

Russian and North Korean Relations

On February 16, 2019, Posted by , In Information Reports,North Korea,Russia,South Korea, With Comments Off on Russian and North Korean Relations

Written by Marren Haneberg Russia has played the role of mediator between North and South Korea and has a “relatively equal relationship” with both countries (Economy). Other countries involved in North Korea, such as the United States, China, and Japan, align more closely with one country or the other.  In…