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Fears Unfounded: Russia and Narva

With Putin’s recent encouragement of Crimean independence and subsequent unification with the Russian mainland, some fear that the annexation of Crimea may have been just the first in a number of “territorial rectifications.” In particular, analysts point to Eastern Estonia … Continue reading

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Russia and Crimea: International Law and Sovereignty

When Barack Obama characterized Russia’s behavior as a “violation of international law,” his words were not strictly true. Obama was referring to the official United States policy that Russia’s military intervention and protectionist presence within the Crimea region transgressed the … Continue reading

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The Impact of Russia’s Play in Syria on the South Caucuses

Originally published at the Penn Political Review online blog When Vladimir Putin challenged Barack Obama’s willingness to enforce his “red line” of no chemical weapon usage in Syria, the international consensus hailed Russia as the clear winner of the confrontation. … Continue reading

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