Tag: Russian History

Medieval Kherson and Ukraine

In the tenth century, a powerful leader ruled over the medieval kingdom of Rus. Today, the modern nations of Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine all claim Kievan Rus’ as their cultural ancestors. Christian Raffensperger argues that the roots of the current war can only be understood through looking at the medieval history of the region.

Non-Returners: Forced Repatriation of Soviet Citizens and the Development of Refugee Protections

The international community is facing numerous migration crises, much like those that drove the development of international refugee rights and protections in the twentieth century. But instead of embracing and strengthening legal mechanisms to protect these people, we are seeing them undermined by nationalist and anti-democratic forces. With that in mind, the historical context in which international rights for asylum seekers developed offers important perspective on what makes them valuable.