Tuesday, March 11, 2014 06:04 PM
Oye! News from Europe
With Russia and Ukraine hitting the world's 24 hour news cycle over the past weeks and the threat of sanctions now hanging over Russia, there is an issue that will affect the geopolitical picture and how Russia is dealt with, particularly by Europe.
With the ramping up of hostilities between Russia and Ukraine, it is interesting to see how prepared Ukraine is to defend itself, particularly when its state of military readiness is compared to that of Russia. When reading through this posting, it is important to keep in mind that Ukraine
Here is a map showing the location of Crimea in Ukraine:
Crimea is an important strategic location with access to the Black Sea and a natural harbour at Sevastopol. The Crimean Peninsula has a long history of conflict with many different ethnic
In this posting, I want to examine the new anti-democratic laws passed by the Verkhovna Rada, the Ukranian parliament, and signed into law by Ukrainian President Yanukovych on January 16, 2014. The point of these laws was to protect Ukrainians from "hooliganism, vandalism and the
With Ukraine in the news on a daily basis, I thought that a bit of background about the nation may help us put things into perspective and better understand the root causes of the current unrest.
Let's open with a map showing the
Will Canadian journalists care about Human Rights when the Olympics are over?
By Stephen Pate – The Canadian media are all over the gay human rights story at the Sochi Olympics, from headline stories to in-depth coverage of the protests and panel discussions.
Entering the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, Russia's stance on gay issues has been forefront. While Russia's gay issues are important, the nation does not do particularly well when it comes to other aspects of freedom as measured in Russia's annual freedom ranking by Freedom House
Do you have faith in your local police department?