November 2022

The weapons industry’s expansion in Eastern Europe 

Paul Mitsopoulos  The arms industries have been booming in Eastern Europe as countries have sought to provide Ukraine with military aid. However, the plans do not cease there. Countries like Poland and the Czech Republic are allocating money toward the long-term production of military weapons and the establishment of new factories farther from the border…

On the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict 

Blake Ramsey   The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict is an ongoing conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the contested region the conflict’s name derives from. Nagorno-Karabakh is internationally recognized as Azerbaijani land despite its autonomous leadership.   The conflict dates back to as early as 1988 but escalated in the last decade, with flare up spikes in April of…

Russia resumes involvement in Black Sea Grain Deal with Ukraine days after suspending participation  

Harper Meacham   On Nov. 2, Russia agreed to resume its participation in the Black Sea grain deal days after it suspended involvement in response to Ukraine’s alleged drone attack on Russia’s naval fleet in Crimea. Russia’s decision to rejoin the agreement came after receiving assurances that Ukraine would not make military use of the safe…

Russian “filtration” camps beat and torture Ukrainians, in direct violation of Geneva Conventions 

Jack Evans  Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has forced millions of people to flee their homes to escape the destruction caused by the war. As of late November, over 7.8 million people have been identified as Ukrainian refugees. Ukrainians have found refuge in Poland, Slovakia, Romania, and other neighboring countries as Russia devastates their homeland.   As…

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