February 2022

European countries receive Ukrainians fleeing their homes as Russia wages war

Jackson Sharman As the Russian invasion into Ukraine continues, thousands of Ukrainians are fleeing from their homes. European countries prepared for a repeat of what happened in 2014, when a Russian invasion of Crimea forced thousands to leave their homes. According to the United Nations, more than 350,000 Ukrainian refugees have fled the country aContinue reading European countries receive Ukrainians fleeing their homes as Russia wages war

Russian dissident Alexei Navalny facing an additional 15 years in prison

Nick Mosher On February 15, Russia’s most famous dissident, Alexei Navalny, resurfaced from his jail cell in Vladimir, Russia. Navalny has been serving a three-and-a-half-year prison term since February 2021 on charges of violation of parole. This charge—widely dismissed as fabricated—came in August 2020 when he was evacuated to Germany after being poisoned by Russia’sContinue reading Russian dissident Alexei Navalny facing an additional 15 years in prison

Tensions Continue to Rise in Tajikistan’s Gorno-Badakhshan Region

Fran McDonough Tajik authorities are cracking down on the autonomous region of Gorno-Badakhshan (GBAO) this month as fallout from the region’s widespread protests in November 2021 continues to impact the already-tumultuous regional situation. In recent weeks, a number of GBAO residents—including informal local leader Mahmadboqir Mahmadboqirov—have been arrested and charged with “inciting ethnic hatred” inContinue reading Tensions Continue to Rise in Tajikistan’s Gorno-Badakhshan Region

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