Pictured: A statue of Bohdan Khmelnytsky, leader of a Cossack rebellion in the 1600s that led to the deaths of thousands of Jews, standing in Kyiv. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
Ukraine/Russia

Setting the Record Straight

By Jeanne Trubek History is written by the victors, it is frequently said. However, if we want to make an accurate assessment of what has occurred, we cannot rewrite the record of events, even when our sympathies change.  This is not a statement about the […]

Let’s Talk about Crimea

Russia’s Foreign Ministry recently summoned US diplomats from the US embassy in Moscow to object to National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s comments suggesting the US supports Ukrainian strikes on Crimea, a Black Sea peninsula reunified or annexed by Russia (depending on one’s perspective) after the 2014 US-backed coup in […]