Two Innovations to Revolutionize How People Get Around in Israel

Jun 25, 2014 by

According to The Times of Israel, “The Israel Aerospace Industries campus near Tel Aviv will soon host an experimental new method of urban travel”. “Sleek two-person pods will whisk travelers around experimental...

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Ukraine-Romania Border Conflict over Islands

Jun 25, 2014 by

[This post was originally published on GeoCurrents in April 2014] Divided islands, such as Cyprus and Saint Martens, often become bones of contention between sovereign states. Other islands have become the subject of international...

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“Rabinovich for President!”—Will Ukraine Have a Jewish President?...

Jun 25, 2014 by

[This post was originally published on GeoCurrents in March 2014] Although for many Ukrainians and Russians the heading of this post may sound as a beginning of an anti-Semitic joke, Ukraine could conceivably soon have a Jewish...

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“In the Ukraine”? “In Ukraine”? “On Ukraine”?—Clarifying the Issue...

Jun 25, 2014 by

[This post was originally published on GeoCurrents in March 2014] [Thanks to Rebecca Starr and Matt Adams for a helpful discussion] A recent article in The Washington Post by Katie Zezima asked whether the country should be referred...

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The Rusyn Issue in Zakarpattia (Transcarpathia)

Jun 25, 2014 by

[This post was originally published on GeoCurrents in March 2014] As mentioned in Martin Lewis’ GeoCurrents post, Zakarpattia Oblast in far western Ukraine is a perfect example of how ethno-linguistic tensions affect...

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“Crimea and Punishment”: Comments on the Media Coverage of the Recent ...

Jun 25, 2014 by

[This post was originally published on GeoCurrents in March 2014] “For a long time now, it’s been possible to foresee that this rabid hatred, being fired up in the West against Russia more and more with each passing year, would...

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The Tale of Two Ukraines, the “Missing” Five Million Ukrainians, and S...

Jun 25, 2014 by

        [This post was originally published on GeoCurrents in March 2014] In recent weeks, a number of mainstream news media outlets, including the CNN and The New York Times, have attempted to explain the current...

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