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Rise of empires: France and Russia in West Africa amid the Ukraine war

Nicholas Kablak, Political Reporter April 10, 2024

The string of recent military coups in West Africa over the last few years has caused the region to become engrossed in competition between France and Russia. The two European powers' struggle in the region...

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ISIS-K linked to Moscow bombing

Mallory Waligora, Political Editor April 3, 2024

On Friday, March 22, four gunmen attacked the Crocus City Hall in Moscow, Russia. The attack killed at least 139, with the death toll continuing to rise after the attack. The four suspects have been...

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Putin wins Russian presidential election

Mallory Waligora, Political Editor March 27, 2024

Vladimir Putin has won his fifth presidential election in a landslide victory. Russian elections were held from March 15 through March 17, with Russian citizens heading to the polls to cast their votes....

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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny found dead in political prison

Noah Thomason, Political Reporter February 21, 2024

On Feb. 16, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny died in prison at age forty-seven. With no cause of death given and Russia’s history of assassinating political rivals and dissidents, this has led...

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Updates on the Ukraine-Russia conflict

Mallory Waligora, Political Editor December 6, 2023

While global attention has been fixated on the Israel-Palenstine conflict dominating press and social media, the ongoing Russian-Ukraine conflict continues to unfold. The conflict, which started in 2014...

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Zelenskyy meets with world defense leaders as questions around Ukraine support rise

Noah Thomason, Political Reporter October 18, 2023

On Wednesday, Oct. 11, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with 50 defense leaders from nations around the globe to discuss continued support for Ukraine in its war with Russia.  This meeting...

Major takeaways from the Vladimir Putin-Kim Jong UN summit

Major takeaways from the Vladimir Putin-Kim Jong UN summit

Noah Thomason, Political Reporter September 20, 2023

On Sept. 13, Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un met for a five-hour meeting at Russia’s Vostochny Cosmodrome --- a new site that may allow Russia to domestically...

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OU alumnus and Washington Post photojournalist details coverage in Ukraine

Arianna Heyman, Editor-in-Chief June 15, 2022

After graduating from Oakland University, Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist Salwan Georges has been busy reporting on numerous topical and internationally significant events. Most recently, Georges...

Letter to the editor: Silent witness to a genocide

Steffan Puwal, Contributor April 8, 2022

This is the second month of the war.  Ukrainians continue to fight alone in defense of their democracy, their families, and basic human decency.  In recent days, we have been witness to the atrocities...

Letter to the editor: Do more to manage the nuclear risk from sanctions

Steffan Puwal, Contributor March 31, 2022

One month into the war, NATO and the United States seem committed to sending military equipment to Ukraine and imposing significant sanctions on Russia.  Press briefings, official statements, and countless...

Letter to the editor: Focus on the nuclear war we already have

Steffan Puwal, Contributor March 24, 2022

Steffan Puwal, PhD Special Lecturer & Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medical Physics   “There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen.”  After...

Walter Wolfsberger (left) and Professor Taras Oleksyk (right).

Letter to the editor: Propaganda war: Debunking misinformation claims about Russia’s war in Ukraine

Walter Wolfsberger and Taras Oleksyk March 21, 2022

*This letter was prepared based on the most common questions received during Support Ukraine Table at Oakland Center last week. We know that information is the ultimate power.  In our times, this has...

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