Dr. Korros on the Russia-Ukraine war and more

By Sophie Boulter, World News Editor According to Dr. Sandy Korros, retired professor at Xavier, the Russia-Ukraine war has put us in the middle of history. In an exclusive interview with Newswire, Korros discussed her upbringing in a Russian-speaking household, her years teaching history at Xavier and her thoughts on the current war between Russia and Ukraine. Korros was born to parents who lived through the Russian revolution. Her mother was born in Gomel, a city in what is now Belarus but was at the time the Russian Empire. After leaving her city for Vienna, her mother pursued a Ph.D. … Continue reading Dr. Korros on the Russia-Ukraine war and more

Timeline: The Russia-Ukraine war

Russian forces attempt to take major Ukrainian cities amid Western backlash By Sophie Boulter, World News Editor Thursday, Feb. 24 Russian President Vladimir Putin declared war on Ukraine, pledging to promote the “demilitarization and de-Nazification of Ukraine” through a land, sea and air invasion. Troops rushed into Ukraine along its borders with Russia and Belarus and on the coast of the Black Sea and Azov Sea.  Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky accused Russia of ignoring Ukraine’s overtures for peace.  Friday, Feb. 25 Zelensky began to draft individuals between the ages of 18 and 60 from the Ukrainian military reserves.  Russian troops … Continue reading Timeline: The Russia-Ukraine war

Opinion: Make American foreign policy great again

By Sophie Boulter, World News Editor Remember when the U.S. had a proactive, durable foreign policy? Yeah, me neither.  Throughout the Cold War, the U.S. amassed power in response to Soviet threats. While our reactive foreign policy ensured worldwide American dominance in the short term, it left us sputtering once the Soviet Union collapsed.  Would we find a clear vision to guide our international interactions at the head of a “New World Order?” Or would we squander this unipolar moment, in which the U.S. was the world’s only great power? Bill Clinton’s foreign policy was relatively strong. Leading a North … Continue reading Opinion: Make American foreign policy great again