Why is Russia threatening Ukraine?

Why is Russia threatening Ukraine?

By Greg Yudin Putin’s threats are a desperate defence of Russia’s status quo. I’m often asked the following question about Ukraine: ‘Why is Putin doing this? Why does he want to attack Ukraine? He’s doing OK, what is he unhappy with?’ I always give the same...
How will Estonia reckon with the far-right?

How will Estonia reckon with the far-right?

By Logan Carmichael As all eyes were glued to the storming of the American Capitol and the second impeachment of Donald Trump, the small Baltic nation of Estonia was experiencing its own reckoning with the far-right. As all eyes were glued to the storming of the...
What is behind the political unrest in Belarus? 🔊

What is behind the political unrest in Belarus? 🔊

On August 9, 2020, Belarussian voters went to the polls in a presidential election. Long-time president Alexander Lukashenko who has governed the nation since 1994 and who is often called Europe’s last dictator claimed victory. Lukashenko announced he had won the...
Is political change coming to Putin’s Russia? 🔊

Is political change coming to Putin’s Russia? 🔊

Major political change is happening in Russia right now as President Vladimir Putin announced significant constitutional changes in his annual address to the nation. The amendments Putin put forward included term limits for the president, more authority for parliament...