July 29, 2014

Stopping Putin's Irredentist Project

Andrew Michta, The American Interest

The Associated Press

If Western leaders believe Ukraine is a sui generis crisis that, once resolved, will allow them to focus on other things, they had better think again. Putin’s war against Ukraine is a part of his larger irredentist project.

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