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  • How is the Russia-Ukraine war affecting non-allied countries’ interest in joining NATO?

    Cynthia Buckley standing in her office with a bookcase full of books behind her

    Refusing to provide additional aid to Ukraine may diminish the U.S.’s reputational soft power within NATO and with non-allied countries, according to sociology professor and demographer Cynthia Buckley. 

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer


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  • Editor’s note: To contact Cynthia Buckley, email

    A screening of the film "20 Days in Mariupol" will be held at 5:30 p.m. April 1 in the Knight Auditorium of the Spurlock Museum of World Cultures, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana. The event, free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Russian, East European and Eurasian Center, the Spurlock Museum of World Cultures, the European Union Center and and the department of Slavic languages and literatures.