As tensions rise in the Balkan region, a slew of anti-Macedonian rhetoric is emerging from Greece, spearheaded by the Golden Dawn. Having vetoed Macedonian ascension to NATO in 2008 due to a naming dispute, the Greek government have contributed to a long standing antipathy between the two countries. In his first article of the semester, Lewis Chesebrough advocates a swift resolution and intervention by the greater powers of the Eurpoean region.
As the crisis in Ukraine continues into its eighth month, and hostilities between Ukraine, pro-Russian separatists, and Russia itself continue to escalate, journalists from all over the world have tried from various perspectives to explain to the wider public what exactly is going on. With a look at Russian political maneuvering on the global sphere since the the ascendancy of Putin to power in 1999, the Diplomacist's Chris Newton offers his own explanation.
On Saturday, following the imposition of a new round of sanctions on Russia by the U.S. and E.U, hostilities between Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists resumed after a nine-day respite. Richard Wang examines the causes of this breakdown, the Ukrainian response, and the implications of both for the future of the conflict.
For Kashmir, September 7 was Black Sunday: a long night spent watching the dark waters rise in its capital city, followed by a morning drowned in a nightmare of water that has yet to subside. Puneet Brar examines the governmental implications of the havoc wreaked by the widespread flooding in the region.