Putin's Concept of International Law
Russian President Vladimir Putin has held several speeches and written articles in recent years which reveal his interpretation of international law and Russia's role in it. Professor Lauri Mälksoo visited the Wilson Center to argue that changes to Russia’s constitution in 2020 and the Russian president’s personal preoccupation with questions of historical memory support the conclusion that Putin’s interpretation of international law is imperialist.WATCH
Political Competition in Wartime Ukraine
War is usually hostile to democracy, but Ukraine is demonstrating exceptional resilience. Mykhailo Minakov explains why chances for competitive politics remain high despite bombings and martial law’s limitations.
Putin, Law, and Power
The International Criminal Court arrest warrant for Putin’s war crimes is a shift from words (condemnation) and deeds (assistance to Ukraine) to a legal assessment. Maxim Trudolyubov analyzes Putin’s new status and what it means for Russia's future.
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