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In the latest episode of Pod Bless Canada, MLI Senior Fellow Balkan Devlen was joined by Dr. Hanna Shelest, Editor-in-Chief of Ukraine Analytica and one of Ukraine’s sharpest analysts of international affairs. The two discuss last week’s announcement of sweeping changes to Russia’s constitution and their potential implications. Throughout the discussion, Dr. Shelest weighs in […]
On November 25, Russia opened fire on three Ukrainian ships in the Kerch Strait and then seized them. Ukraine blamed Russia of military aggression and violation of both international law and bilateral agreements. On the next day, it announced martial law for 30 days in 10 Ukrainian regions. UkraineWorld asked Hanna Shelest, editor-in-chief of UA: […]
Russian military aggression against Ukraine in 2014 took place in the situation of autocratic decision-making, to be more precise, this military and political decision was made by one person, the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin. All procedures and documents legitimizing this decision were adopted post factum in retrospect. Those Russian strategic documents that were in […]
NATO has expelled 7 diplomats from Russia’s mission to the alliance and block the appointment of 3 others earlier in March 2018. Ivan Us, an associate expert in the field of international economy at Ukrainian Prism Foreign Policy Council, joined UATV to discuss it in more detail.
The European Union has extended the sanctions against Russia for another 6 months. Since the 2014 illegal annexation of Crimea, the US and Europe keep adding up controversial figures on the list of economic sanctions. But did they change anything on Russia’s interaction with the rest of the world? Are they here to last? For […]
With parliamentary elections in Armenia quickly approaching, a profound period of transition is nearing its apex.
Russia does not clearly outline the perimeter of its vital interests, perhaps in an attempt to preserve some strategic ambiguity for NATO.