Russia’s War on Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate

Russia’s War on Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate

With three months of continuous protesting, the riots in Ukraine are playing out with the typical high drama of Russian politics. Many Ukrainians want the Ukraine to move closer to Europe, while the rest of the country wants to strengthen ties with Moscow. After years of simmering in the shadows,...

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What is Preventing International Intervention in Syria?

What is Preventing International Intervention in Syria?

As the violent crisis in Syria rages on, unified peacekeeping efforts from the international community have been noticeably absent. With international law hindering their ability to intervene militarily, the parties that comprise the UN Security Council, arguably the worlds most powerful governing body, have been largely unable to find a...

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Documenting North Korea’s Human Rights Violations

While it is widely believed that North Korea has engaged in atrocious human rights violations for many years, the details and scope of this abuse have been hazy due to state monitoring of foreign visitors and laws preventing natives from leaving. Most knowledge of the human rights situation in North...

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