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Vladimir Putin at a concert in March 2021 marking the seventh anniversary of its annexation of Crimea. Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Image

Why Putin has such a hard time accepting Ukrainian sovereignty

As Ukraine wrestles with the latest threat from its larger neighbor, two scholars explain how the independent country is often viewed as part of a greater Russia – and why that inflames tensions.
A local Muslim community buries a Yemeni migrant in Bohoniki, Poland, in November 2021. He was one of several people from the Middle East and elsewhere who have died in an area of forests and bogs along the Poland-Belarus border amid a standoff involving migrants between the two countries. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Outsourcing migration control is leading to violence in eastern Europe and beyond

What’s happening in the eastern forests of the European Union is a catastrophic spectacle and the logical and expected consequence of more than three decades of irresponsible border policy.
In this September 2021 photo, Warsaw residents place candles before the national Border Guards Headquarters in Warsaw, Poland, as a sign of mourning for four migrants found dead a few days earlier along the border between Poland and Belarus. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

The EU is the real villain in the Poland-Belarus migrant crisis

The European Union is attempting to portray eastern European countries as racists infringing upon the human rights of refugees. But it’s the EU itself that’s primarily to blame for the refugee crisis.

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