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Category: International Politics

After summit Russians like Trump more, Americans less

President Donald Trump has garnered a great deal of criticism in the United States for his performance at the summit with Russian Vladimir Putin. But how was Trump’s performance viewed by the Russian public? Our analysis of Russian polling data collected before and after the summit suggests one outcome of this meeting was a significant

What Ukrainians think about Trump and his ‘quid pro quo’ in 3 charts

As Americans turn their attention to the first public hearings in the House impeachment investigation, there is another country that has been affected by the scandal that’s fueling the investigation: Ukraine. What do the Ukrainian people think of the impeachment controversy? The congressional investigation centers on Trump’s attempts to pressure Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy into opening a

American influence could take the hit as Putin, Zelenskiy try to make peace in Ukraine

President Vladimir Putin of Russia and his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, are set to meet Dec. 9 as part of efforts to end conflict in the separatist-controlled territories of Donbass. Zelenskiy’s electoral victory in April was based in part on a promise to make significant progress toward ending the war, which has killed about 13,000 people since fighting broke out in 2014.