Matthew MacKay

The author is an avid reader and writer with a background in communications and technology. He enjoys researching, analyzing, and opining on geopolitical topics and holds a Master of Arts in Organizational Communication and a Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies from Ohio University. 

A Realist Perspective: Russia and Ukraine

The current war between Russia and Ukraine can be traced back to 2014 and upon closer inspection, well before the turn of the 21st...

Understanding Ukraine

Understanding the current military conflict unfolding in Ukraine requires analyzing the country’s history and the influence of surrounding regions. The amount of news outlets...

Oh, Canada: Invoking and Revoking the Emergencies Act

Cries of “Freedom” and “Liberte” have rung out across Canada during the last three weeks. These messages have been directed at the Canadian government...

Kazakhstan: Fabric of The East

The violent protests that left dozens killed and hundreds arrested in the Central Asian state of Kazakhstan continue to send ripple effects throughout the...

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