How far will Putin go? Russia’s Leader is Acting Implusively and Full-Scale War may be Next.
By Prof. Dr. Alexander Motyl What began as a localized crisis in Crimea has now become a de facto state of war between Russia and Ukraine. After pro-Russian forces seized control of the Crimean parliament and government last week, Russian troops began occupying strategic sites throughout the autonomous republic on Friday and Saturday. On March […]
Putin’s Play: What Happens After Russia Intervenes in Ukraine?
By Prof. Dr. Alexander Motyl A week ago, I wrote that Russian President Vladimir Putin would have to lose “all his geopolitical marbles” to try to “break off bits of Ukraine,” such as Crimea. If this weekend’s events are any indication, he has. Russian troops have invaded Crimea, and Putin has declared his right to […]