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When the West Defanged Ukraine – The Budapest Memorandum, a geopolitical cautionary tale for the ages.

When the West Defanged Ukraine – The Budapest Memorandum, a geopolitical cautionary tale for the ages.

On May 10, Ukraine’s current president Volodymyr Zelenskyy paid homage to its first. Leonid Kravchuk “was the man who knew how to find wise words and say them so that all Ukrainians could hear them,” Zelensky said in tribute to his late predecessor. “This is especially important in difficult crisis moments when the future of an entire country may depend on the wisdom of one person.”

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The U.S. Ignores Human Rights Abuses in Slovakia at Its Own Peril

The U.S. Ignores Human Rights Abuses in Slovakia at Its Own Peril

Foggy Bottom’s latest report on human rights abuses in Slovakia omits worrisome realities.

On April 12, the State Department published its annual human rights country reports. While certain countries and issues are being strictly scrutinized, serious human rights violations in the heart of Europe are consistently ignored. This goes against America’s own interests and undermines transatlantic unity at a critical time.

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How Bill Clinton Sealed Ukraine’s Fate

How Bill Clinton Sealed Ukraine’s Fate

The inside story of the Budapest Memorandum of 1994, when Kyiv returned its nuclear weapons to Russia in return for ‘assurances’ from Moscow and Washington.Immediately after Ukraine signed its final agreement to renounce nuclear weapons in 1994, the country’s first president, Leonid Kravchuk,...

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Constitutionalism: Universal but Unique?

Constitutionalism: Universal but Unique?

In the current “rule of law” climate, a book such as the one reviewed hereunder might provide us with some much needed guidance in our arguments over what the concept of constitutionalism is and what it really means in terms of the rule of law. In his 2019 book titled “Revolutionary Constitutions:...

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Reconciling the Hungarian-Ukrainian Schism

Reconciling the Hungarian-Ukrainian Schism

RealClear Defense By Michael van Ginkel & Balázs Tárnok The Belarus-Polish border crisis shows us that the situation on the Eastern frontier of Europe is escalating once again. To enhance resilience against Russian influence campaigns, Eastern and Central European countries should stick...

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Ukraine Is Fighting the Wrong War

Ukraine Is Fighting the Wrong War

Newsweek   Ukraine will be on the agenda when President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet in Switzerland this week. Ukraine's security got a boost last month when U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinkenreaffirmed America's unwavering support for Kyiv's sovereignty. But...

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Minority Rights – Ukraine’s Gateway to the West

Minority Rights – Ukraine’s Gateway to the West

ICONnect - Blog of the International Journal of Contitutional Law   In 2017, the Ukrainian Parliament (Verkhovna Rada) adopted a new Law on Education which limits the right of ethnic minorities to be educated in their native language after the fourth grade. In 2019, the Parliament adopted the...

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