Putin Takes on Crimea, Ukraine and the West
Analysis / Reviews

Putin Takes on Crimea, Ukraine and the West

On March 17, shortly after signing an agreement to add the Crimean Peninsula to the Russian Federation, Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered an address to members of the Duma, Federal Council, other leading government officials and influential residents of Crimea. Harvard student Kimberly St Julian describes the speech as steeped in history (as Putin understands … Continue reading

Who has seized power in Crimea?
Analysis

Who has seized power in Crimea?

According to recent statements by Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, Russia has claimed to be acting to protect the rights not just of citizens and military personnel, but also compatriots and Russian speakers in Crimea. But how far do Crimeans feel discriminated? Ellie Knott, a PhD student at the London School of … Continue reading

The diplomatic take on Ukraine
Reviews

The diplomatic take on Ukraine

Former Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski and ex-NATO Secretary General Javier Solana painted a pessimistic picture of Ukraine’s future in Oxford University’s Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre’s Elliott Lecture. Josh Black was at St Antony’s College to hear their take on the events of the past few months. As Ukrainians in the Crimean peninsula voted – … Continue reading