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The Role of Ukraine in Testing the US and NATO

On January 30, 2019, Posted by , In Analysis Reports,Europe,Information Reports,Russia,Ukraine, By ,,, , With Comments Off on The Role of Ukraine in Testing the US and NATO

Jeff Bates                                                                                          The conflict in Ukraine is very important to American, NATO, and Russian security. Russia has been testing its limits by annexing Crimea in 2014 and then by participating in the Ukrainian conflict. With sanctions affecting the Russian economy, Russia is using different tools to circumnavigate the sanctions by using China.  With…

Russia and Ukraine Clash

On December 3, 2018, Posted by , In Analysis Reports,Information Reports,Russia,Ukraine, With Comments Off on Russia and Ukraine Clash

Written by Marren Haneberg On November 25, Russia and Ukraine clashed in the Kerch Strait, which connects the Black Sea and Sea of Azov. Though both nations use the strait, Russia blocked three Ukrainian ships’ access by placing a large cargo vessel under a Russian-controlled bridge. Russian border control ships…

Countering Russia in Ukraine

On October 22, 2018, Posted by , In Featured Report,Russia,Ukraine, With Comments Off on Countering Russia in Ukraine

Written by Marren Haneberg The United States has implemented two major policies to aid Ukraine’s defense against Russian invasion: sanctions and military support. In September 2018, U.S. President Donald Trump signed an order to “ensure the full implementation” of U.S. sanctions against Russia (“Trump strengthens sanctions…”). Since 2014, the United…

Corruption in Ukraine

On October 15, 2018, Posted by , In Information Reports,Russia,Ukraine, With Comments Off on Corruption in Ukraine

Written by Marren Haneberg Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko named former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili governor of Odessa in May 2015. In addition to governorship, Poroshenko bestowed honorary Ukrainian citizenship on Saakashvili, who lost his Georgian citizenship after being driven out of the country in a political conflict (“Ukraine names ex-Georgian…”)….

Ukraine in Chaos

On October 8, 2018, Posted by , In Information Reports,Ukraine, By , With Comments Off on Ukraine in Chaos

Written by Marren Haneberg Since the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, Ukraine has struggled economically and politically (“Ukraine”). Ukraine is battling internal and external political struggles with Russian takeover of its east regions, which began in 2013. On November 24, 2013, in response to the Ukrainian government’s decision to reject…