• Europe

    Going Within the Borders of Crimea: The Post-Annexation Human Rights Question

    In the spring of 2014, international dialogues between governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and international news organizations were galvanized over the issue of Crimea — a peninsula within the Black Sea region of Eastern Europe. Narratives around the global importance of this small territory are often dominated by the coverage of

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    Democracy in Decline: Poland’s Recent Abortion Ruling

    On October 22nd, 2020 Poland’s top court imposed a ruling which bans almost all abortions, even in the case of fetal deformities. The court’s decision, which cannot be appealed, will have a significant impact on reproductive rights in Poland. This ruling is a result of the degradation of Polish democracy

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    The Implications of the Protests in Belarus

    It is no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has had massive implications to both international relations and domestic politics, and has continuously complicated the democratic process. These complications are evident in Belarus, an Eastern European country bordering several NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) countries and Russia, where massive displays of

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