Europe

The War in Ukraine

March 12, 2022

With a geopolitical event of the size and scope of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, I wanted to supply my readers with an update on the war. Many may follow me on Twitter where I have

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Olaf Scholz Rises

March 7, 2022

“There are decades where nothing happens⁠—and there are weeks where decades happen.” This is a suitable quote describing the events of the past week which saw the world convulse as Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine. The

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A Brief History of NATO

March 2, 2022

After the fall of the Soviet Union, many questioned the continued existence of NATO. After all, NATO’s sole purpose was to be a deterrent to Soviet aggression in Europe, and with the Soviet Union gone,

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Volodymyr Zelenskyy: The Heroic Defender of Ukraine

February 27, 2022

The world’s attention is now focused on Ukraine and are seeing its president, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, heading the resistance against Putin’s invasion. Many have seen the Ukrainian leader in the past as someone in over his

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Ukraine: Putin Shatters Europe’s Peace

February 24, 2022

Vladimir Putin has singlehandedly shattered the peace in Europe by his unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. On February 24th Russian forces invaded Ukraine. The Russian military buildup on Ukraine’s borders has been a months long process.

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Theresa May and the Difficulty of Brexit

December 15, 2018

It has been a bad week for Theresa May and Brexit.  After spending 16 months negotiating a Brexit deal, Prime Minister May scheduled a “meaningful vote” on a 585 page withdrawal agreement and a 26

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Russia Confiscates Two Military Ships in Ukraine

November 30, 2018

Russia escalated tensions in its ongoing campaign against the Ukraine by confiscating two Ukrainian military vessels and a tug boat that tried to enter the Azov Sea through the Kerch Strait in Crimea on November

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Recep Tayyip Erdoğan: The One Man Regime

June 25, 2018

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has dominated Turkish politics since his rise to prime minister in 2003, and president in 2014.  During that period he has slowly gained control of almost all levers of power.  However, when

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Sarkozy Under Formal Investigation

March 28, 2018

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was placed under formal investigation on March 21 for accepting bribes, illegal campaign financing, and the misappropriation of Libyan public funds.  The formal investigation was announced after police interviewed Sarkozy