Nearly two decades after launching his far-right political party, mixing xenophobia with Euroskepticism, Geert Wilders emerged as the winner of the Dutch parliamentary elections on Nov. 22. "The winds of change are here," said Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, after potentially receiving one more ally. Wilders' Ukraine-skeptic and anti-immigration Party
JERUSALEM — Following nearly two years of increasing tensions between Ukraine and Israel, President Volodymyr Zelensky met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 19. Their talk, at which Netanyahu's staff nearly caused a diplomatic incident by bringing a Soviet-era map
President Volodymyr Zelensky held a meeting with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen during the Ukraine-Balkan summit in Athens, on Aug. 22. Zelensky said that he expects a decision from EU member states on starting Ukraine’s EU accession negotiations at the end of 2023. He also thanked von
As Turkey reels from an economic crisis and a devastating earthquake, its president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, faces the most nail-biting election since his Justice and Development Party (AKP) took power two decades ago. Erdogan has managed to hold on to power since he became the prime minister in 2003, moving
The so-called “anti-war” rallies in Europe and the U.S. have marched against arming Ukraine, which in the demonstrators’ view would bring an end to Russia’s war of aggression. In reality, such protests play into Russia’s hands.
British Armed Forces Minister: 'Each iteration of aid we have given is a consequence of Putin's escalation'
Britain has been among the frontrunners in providing support to Ukraine, ranking second only behind the U.S. A month prior to Russia's all-out war, the U.K. was able to provide around 3,000 NLAW anti-tank missile systems helping Ukraine deter Russia's initial offensive. Soon, the U.K. was
Just days before Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine last February, China’s leader Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin declared a “friendship without limits,” agreeing there would be no “forbidden areas of cooperation.” Unsurprisingly then, Beijing did not condemn Russia’s all-out war against Ukraine that began on
Since the start of Russia's all-out war against Ukraine, Europe has been actively backing Kyiv's war efforts, helping the country to survive. European Union member states have provided Ukraine with over $50 billion in assistance, supplying Kyiv with military, economic, and humanitarian aid. However, the level of support drastically varies
Russia's war in Ukraine was a watershed moment for Europe. Following Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, which has killed tens of thousands and forced millions out of the country, Russia sought to punish the European Union for supporting Kyiv. Russia began to choke Europe, violating pre-existing energy contracts and unilaterally
Former French President François Hollande didn’t have an easy time in office, having been struck by one domestic crisis after another during his 2012-2017 tenure. Hollande also was in office when Russia first launched its war against Ukraine, now well in its eighth year. In February 2014, Russian troops
Since its independence, Ukraine's diplomatic efforts have focused primarily on looking West. Meanwhile, Russia has set its sights all over the world. While the Euro-Atlantic world has been firm in its support of Ukraine, condemning Russia's all-out war, the African continent, home to 54 countries and 1.4 billion people,
Liz Truss, UK’s future prime minister, is expected to be just as committed to helping Ukraine as her outgoing predecessor and fellow Tory, Boris Johnson. Truss has vowed to make sure that “the flame of freedom in Ukraine continues to burn bright,” and that Russian President Vladimir Putin will
Edmonton, CANADA - Cold weather and mittened hands may have muffled the applause, but it did nothing to quiet the shouts of "Slava Ukrainy!" and "Weapons for Ukraine!" as thousands gathered in front of Alberta's legislature late on Feb. 24. As Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, long
Human rights activists have accused the State Security Service (SBU) of launching a crackdown on Kazakh opposition activists in Ukraine. Lyudmyla Kozlovska, a human rights activist at the Open Dialogue Foundation, wrote on Facebook that several men in plainclothes and claiming to be SBU agents visited and beat up Zamanbek