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After a year of the Ukrainian conflict, President Vladimir Putin remains in power in Russia. This is impressive, considering his multiple setbacks on the battlefield, over 200,000 casualties among Russian troops, hefty sanctions on his country’s economy, his nation’s exclusion …

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For months, Sergiy Kyslytsya, Ukraine’s ambassador to the United Nations, alongside Christian Wenaweser, Liechtenstein’s envoy, have been leading an effort at the UN to produce a draft resolution to support the notion of establishing an international tribunal to prosecute the …

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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres started out wobbly on the Ukrainian crisis. In the days leading up to the Feb. 24 Russian attack on Ukraine, he remained on the sidelines. He was apparently unconvinced that the Russians would invade the …

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Marat Gabidullin is throwing open the door on the notorious Wagner Group, the Russian quasi-private army that operates in the shadows and doesn’t exist on paper. When he released his memoir in April in French, describing his time as a …

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When a Belarusian official presented the country’s flattering self-assessment at a forum on sustainable development held at the United Nations in July, Anastasia Kostyugova was there to push back. “[The government] blindly manipulates statistics to portray Belarus as a happy …

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This week, our focus is on the continuing efforts of the United Nations to reduce civilian casualties in different pockets of unrest across the globe. You are reading This Week @UN, summarizing the most pressing issues before the organization. The …

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When he needs to unwind amid Russia’s disastrous invasion of his country, Sergiy Kyslytsya, Ukraine’s ambassador to the United Nations, takes long bike rides in Manhattan with his dog, Dezi (Dez, for short), a sprightly Jack Russell terrier. Her name …

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Maria Shust, director of the 56-year-old Ukrainian Museum, in New York City, above. Putin is not only demolishing Ukraine’s infrastructure and murdering civilians but it is also singling out artists and arts institutions because, as Shust said in an interview, …

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Vladimir Putin could be likened to a Rubik’s cube, a puzzle of a man who remains impossible to fully solve. As he unleashed his “special military operation” five weeks ago, to “de-Nazify” and “demilitarize” Ukraine, President Putin remains an enigma. …

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It is long overdue for United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres to intervene more forcefully in Russia’s war on Ukraine and use his good offices to try to forge a cease-fire and work out a final settlement on this nightmarish conflict. …

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Russia’s unprovoked military attack on Ukraine meets the definition of “act of aggression,” as defined by the International Criminal Court. The Rome Statute, which is the legal basis of the ICC, states in its Article 8 bis 2 that an …

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President Vladimir Putin is now 69 years old and he has been in office for almost 22 years, so he is starting to face his mortality: witness his two-year effort to isolate himself from Covid and holding meetings at comically …

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This year’s United Nations General Assembly could make or break the future of in-person meetings at the gathering in New York City. After a year of carefully negotiating, adapting and crafting health guidelines, UNGA organizers are hoping to avoid a …

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After President Trump’s nearly four years in office, we still do not have a good answer as to why the president has repeatedly deferred to Vladimir Putin on major issues. This is a central question that we face as a …

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It turns out that Vladimir Putin is a history buff. He has just written a lengthy piece for the American magazine National Interest, titled “The Real Lessons of the 75th Anniversary of World War 2″ and published on June 18. …

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