Alexey Ilin
Alexey Ilin is an S.J.D. student at KoGuan Law School of Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China) and an alumnus of Fulbright and Edmund S. Muskie programs (U.S.).



The Russo–Ukrainian Civil War

The war between Russia and Ukraine is not an ordinary conflict between two states. The men (and women) across the trenches speak the same language, share the same traditions, and their faces also look very similar.

by Alexey Ilin

Donbass Endgame: How this war can end now.

Donbass Endgame: How This War Can End Now.

Food and medical supplies are exhausted, economies from both side of Ukraine’s eastern border are crumbling, and the only hope to end this conflict may be the hopelessness itself. [dropcap size=big]T[/dropcap]he conflict in Eastern Ukrai...

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OPEC Decision to Cause Oil Shock for Russia

OPEC Decision to Cause Oil Shock for Russia.

The OPEC refusal to decrease oil production and a subsequent price fall to a 4-year low make the future of Russian economy tenuous. Since July 2014, the Russian ruble depreciated to the U.S. dollar by 45%, and the economic growth stalled...

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The Islamic State and Chechnya: Disturbing Similarities

The active anti-terror operation that took place in Chechnya in 1999-2000 involved approximately 80,000 Russian troops and cost the Russian government billions of dollars to raise its economy from the ashes. By comparison, Chechnya is ne...

by Alexey Ilin