Land Grabbing, Old and New

Land Grabbing, Old and New

Russia’s greedy invasion of Ukraine has the world in a tizzy, and for good reason. Land grabs are always ugly. It’s unlikely that Russian czar-for-life Vladimir Putin will follow the same path in which his war machine took the Crimean Peninsula away from Ukraine...
On the Brink, We Pray for Peace

On the Brink, We Pray for Peace

As the world stands at the brink of war, Russian President Vladimir Putin appears to be following the previous strategy of another dictator. When Adolf Hitler rose to power by becoming the German Chancellor in 1933, his main goal was to abolish the Treaty of...
A Brief History of Kievan Rus

A Brief History of Kievan Rus

Ukraine is a nation with a rich history and a diverse people. When you walk the streets of Kyiv (the Ukrainian spelling, pronounced KEE-eve), Lviv or Kharkiv, you are surrounded by historic buildings going back centuries. You see the majestic, golden domes of the...
How the Upside-Down Can Be Turned Right-Side-Up

How the Upside-Down Can Be Turned Right-Side-Up

U.S. President Donald Trump’s Monday joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin resulted in a rare occurrence: a united Congress. At the press conference, Trump appeared to side against his security and intelligence agencies when it came to Russia’s...