July 28, 2014

Finlandization Not a Solution for Ukraine

James Kirchick, The American Interest

The Associated Press

The term “Finlandization” is making a comeback as a proposed remedy for Ukraine’s delicate position between East and West. A look back at Finland’s postwar experience shows us why this is a bad idea.

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