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Newswise: War in Ukraine: CSUDH Associate Dean Hamoud Salhi Explains the Context, and What the Future Holds
Released: 17-Mar-2022 6:10 PM EDT
War in Ukraine: CSUDH Associate Dean Hamoud Salhi Explains the Context, and What the Future Holds
California State University, Dominguez Hills

CSUDH Associate Dean of International Education and Senior International Officer Hamoud Salhi discusses the underlying geopolitical causes that have led to the current Russia-Ukraine conflict.

Released: 17-Mar-2022 1:50 PM EDT
Global instability and the timing of Russia’s attack on Ukraine
Washington University in St. Louis

Analyzing more than 200 years of conflicts, David Carter at Washington University in St. Louis finds revisionist states — like Russia — have made territorial claims when the great powers that dominate the international system are embroiled in crisis.

Released: 17-Mar-2022 12:05 PM EDT
Conspiracists Push Baseless Story of US-Backed Bioweapons in Ukraine
Newswise

Certain media outlets and social media posts are making the claim that the United States has established several biolabs in Ukraine, inferring that they contain dangerous bioweapons. We find this claim to be false. The U.S. does not fund bioweapons research in Ukraine. It has only supported preventative public health measures to contain infectious diseases, and prevention of bioweapon proliferation.

Released: 8-Mar-2022 8:30 AM EST
Analysis suggests China has passed U.S. on one research measure
Ohio State University

After decades of dominance by the United States, a new measure suggests that China edged the U.S. in 2019 on one important measurement of national research success. Findings showed Chinese research ranked as high as or higher than U.S. work in the top 1% of scientific studies in 2019.

   
Released: 4-Mar-2022 3:35 PM EST
Is Russia committing war crimes in Ukraine?
University of Miami

University of Miami School of Law associate professor Pablo Rueda-Saiz discusses what constitutes a war crime and what it takes to gather evidence of such transgressions and to prosecute those responsible.

Released: 4-Mar-2022 9:40 AM EST
Schumer's claim that only one percent of the oil imported to the U.S. is from Russia is not correct
Newswise

During a press conference, a reporter asked Senate Majority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY, “What do you make of Senator Manchin’s proposal to have more domestic oil production?” Schumer answered, "the U.S. is a major oil producer; we only get one percent of any imports from Russia.” We find this claim to be mostly false. Although it fluctuates month to month, about 8% of the oil imported to the U.S. is from Russia.

     
Released: 3-Mar-2022 9:45 AM EST
A Statement from the Global Virus Network on the 2022 Russian Invasion of Ukraine
Global Virus Network

The Global Virus Network (GVN) is an apolitical global organization comprised of the world’s leading scientists, including those from Russia and Ukraine, who specialize in education and research for the purpose of protecting mankind from viral proliferation and viruses that cause pandemics. The scientists of the Global Virus Network collaborate to alleviate the pain and suffering caused by viral pathogens and to mitigate the threat they pose to mankind.

Released: 2-Mar-2022 3:35 PM EST
What You Need to Know About SWIFT and Economic Sanctions
Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Associate Professor Alessandro Rebucci explains how economic sanctions could impact Russia and the global economy.

Newswise: WashU Expert: Putin is using ‘victim’ narrative to justify Ukraine attack
Released: 24-Feb-2022 5:05 PM EST
WashU Expert: Putin is using ‘victim’ narrative to justify Ukraine attack
Washington University in St. Louis

After months of anticipation, failed negotiations and broken promises, Russia launched a wide-scale military attack on Ukraine on Thursday, Feb. 24.Yet questions remain regarding Vladimir Putin’s motivation. Is he concerned about Western influence in neighboring Ukraine raising security concerns at home? Does he want to take over Ukraine? Is he deflecting attention from Russia’s domestic problems?“Some combination of these is surely part of the answer, but another little-discussed factor is also at work,” James Wertsch wrote in an op-ed published Feb.

Released: 24-Feb-2022 1:55 PM EST
Expert sources for your Ukraine-Russia conflict stories
Newswise

Expert sources for your Ukraine-Russia conflict stories

Released: 23-Feb-2022 6:35 PM EST
The claim that 'Russia, throughout all of its history, has never attacked anyone' is false
Newswise

The claim that "Russia, throughout all of its history, has never attacked anyone" is false.

Released: 15-Feb-2022 9:30 AM EST
Defense treaties affect support of military action
University of Georgia

With tensions continuing to grow between Ukraine and Russia, the United States is sending thousands of troops abroad to bolster its NATO allies against the threat. But Ukraine isn’t a member of NATO, and President Joe Biden said he won’t send troops to the besieged country.

Newswise: Russia’s troop movements threaten more than neighboring countries, WVU expert says
Released: 3-Feb-2022 9:35 AM EST
Russia’s troop movements threaten more than neighboring countries, WVU expert says
West Virginia University

Russia’s threats to Ukraine not only endanger the lives of Ukrainian citizens, but also the system that has supported European security since the end of World War II, according to Erik Herron, Eberly Family Professor of Political Science at West Virginia University.



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