March 17, 2014

Crimea Won't Be Enough for Putin

Marc Champion, Bloomberg

The Associated Press

There is a grim logic to today’s shotgun referendum in Crimea that leads toward an expansion of Russia’s land grab into eastern and southern Ukraine.

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TAGGED: Ukraine, Crimea, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Eastern Europe


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Life Under Stalin's Long Shadow
Julia Ioffe, New Republic
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March 6, 2014
Welcome to Cold War II
Dmitri Trenin, Foreign Policy
The recent developments have effectively put an end to the interregnum of partnership and cooperation between the West and Russia that generally prevailed in the quarter-century after the Cold War. Geopolitically, this period saw... more ››
March 13, 2014
Crimea: The Revenge of Geography?
Robert Kaplan, Stratfor
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March 12, 2014
Russia Threatens All of Europe
Daily Telegraph
Russia’s campaign to gain control of Crimea will culminate on Sunday with an illegal referendum conducted at gunpoint. Once this formality is complete, a region of Ukraine with almost two million inhabitants will almost... more ››
March 4, 2014
Putin Hits Pause
Christopher Dickey, The Daily Beast
Is Russian President Vladimir Putin backing off from a confrontation with the West over Ukraine? Not hardly. But at a small question-and-answer session Tuesday he did hit the pause button, not least to show that he’s the man... more ››