Articles by Claire Dwyer


Global sanctions against Russia: Who gets hit the hardest?

As a result of Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, numerous sanctions from Western countries have been piling up and have placed immense and unprecedented strain on the country. As Ukraine continues to be battered by Russian forces and as Western countries increase punishments, ordinary Russians have been questioning their government’s decision. Russia found half of…


Telling responses: Kamila Valieva exposed in Russian Olympic doping scandal

The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics officially ended on February 20, but controversies were still ongoing. A notable case, in particular, was that of Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva, whose positive test for a performance-enhancing substance sent the figure skating world in a spiral and reignited a debate about Russia’s state-sponsored doping scandal.  The 15-year-old figure…