Tag Archives: Russia

Crisis in Eastern Ukraine – First Test of the Return of the Cold War
By admin February 20, 2019

Ukraine is of deep interest to Russia due to their shared history. Ukraine was a territory in the Russian empire since the 1600’s, only separating in 1918 with the collapse of Czarist Russia. In 1921, the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic was established after Russia conquered two-thirds of the country. The third part integrating into independent Poland

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A Pipeline for Prosperity & Peace
By admin August 13, 2018

Efforts to reach an agreement between the United States and North Korea have somewhat soured, and the future of denuclearization is unclear as the two countries seem to have different definitions of the word. But peace efforts between the two Koreas have better prospects and the two nations are considering the many ways their countries

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The Russian HIV Epidemic Continues to Grow
By admin December 20, 2017

For nearly two decades, Russia has been dealing with an HIV epidemic that has explosively grown in the past five years. Although it has gone unnoticed by the rest of the world until recently, reported cases of HIV have grown by an annual 10 percent since 2012. The crisis been exacerbated for three main reasons: 

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Regulations on Cryptocurrency
By admin August 1, 2017

Bitcoin and other electronic forms of currency like Ethereum have become the new popular investment. In this past year, the market that is known as initial coin offering (ICO), has been valued at $1.3 billion. These Cryptocurrencies have also garnered a considerable amount of attention of major companies like Microsoft. The popular investment has caught

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The G20: A Brief Overview
By admin July 13, 2017

            Not since the G20 London Summit in 2009, set against the backdrop of the Global Financial Crisis, has the meeting of the world’s 20 major economies garnered such widespread attention, intrigue, and tension. This year, German Chancellor Angela Merkel greeted her contemporary heads of state in Hamburg for a

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Humanitarian Crisis on the Eastern Front
By admin February 7, 2017

In the most recent out-break between Ukraine and Russian-backed separatists, the town of Avdiyivka was left with little access to electricity and water with temperatures dropping to 18 Celsius (0 Fahrenheit). Both Ukrainian military and the Russian-backed separatists brought in heavy artillery close to the front line which violates a peace deal which was put

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There are Politics in my Food
By admin September 28, 2016

Within the last week Egypt and Russia have decided to take their political rows to the food sector. Historic trading partners in food imports and exports, Russia and Egypt have faced a plethora of ups and downs this year. Dating back to the uprisings of the winter of 2010 leading into the spring of 2011,

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