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Seeking Peace in Syria

The conflict in Syria has no end in sight, but recent events have provided prospects for peace with some glimmers of hope. The Feb. 27 ceasefire has helped humanitarian aid reach some 150,000 people in…


Russian President Vladimir Putin, whose country has faced a litany of economic sanctions from Western powers in recent months. Photo by Maxim Shemetov/Reuters.

Are Sanctions Against Russia Enough?

Since the Russian Occupation of Crimea in late February, the US and the EU have implemented sanctions against Russian President Vladimir Putin’s government in an effort to encourage it to change its course. Every time…



The situation in Ukraine changes daily- here's what's next.
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The Crimean Crisis and What’s Next for Ukraine

  What started off as anti-government protests against ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych several months ago has escalated to a Russian takeover of the Crimean Peninsula in Southern Ukraine. Both anti-government and pro-government protests began…