Strained Relations- U.S. and Russia Part II

By Rachel Rochford (’23) With a new administration, policies, reactions, and events, it would be fair to say that relations between these two nations are shakier now than they were last time this column covered them. We last discussed the U.S.-Russia relationship whilst Trump was still in office. At the time, there was tension over the Solar Winds hack which probed into U.S. government systems … Continue reading Strained Relations- U.S. and Russia Part II

Turkey and Greece

By Rachel Rochford (’23) No one likes it when allies argue, but this does not change the fact that conflicts happen. One such example is that of current tensions between Greece and Turkey, both of whom are meant to be on friendly terms as NATO members. Unfortunately, several key issues have had a long impact on relations between these nations. These issues include disputes over … Continue reading Turkey and Greece


By Rachel Rochford (’23) On September 27, 2020, fighting broke out between Armenia and neighboring Azerbaijan over a small area between the two countries known as Nagorno-Karabakh. The region is legally a part of Azerbaijan but 95% of its inhabitants are ethnically Armenian. Since its inception, the two countries, and the people of Nagorno-Karabakh, have argued quite fiercely over the fate of the region.  While … Continue reading Nagorno-Karabakh