Search: Crimea,Russia (55 materials)


Sailing Into Troubled Waters. Russia Counters Britain in the Black Sea

... hollow—whether on the ground, in the air, or at sea—would push Moscow to defend what it cannot give up without losing its self-respect. This would almost inevitably lead to clashes and casualties, which would carry the risk of further escalation. The UK-Russia incident off the Crimea coast highlights Britain’s new role in the international system. It features the newly baptized “Global Britain” as a proactive member of the U.S.-led coalition that seeks to reassert the West’s global leadership against the challenge of ...


Recognizing Crimea — A Logical First Step to Better Improve Russia-U.S. Relations

... American and Russian partnership. The issue of Crimea has been pushed aside by those in the corporate media, as they have moved on to other baseless anti-Russia talking points. If you look closely, Crimea was the beginning of America’s newfound anti-Russia narrative. Crimea is the original Russia-gate. Before there was collusion, there was Crimea. And, what happened with Trump—Russia collusion? Absolutely nothing . What about the Mueller investigation in general? Well, the DOJ was unable to prosecute any act of ...


Five Reasons Why It’s Time to #RecognizeСrimea

... but not in last month’s Ukrainian presidential elections? Why is the Russian government paying pensions in Crimea and not the Ukrainian government? Answers to such questions reveal the reality — the reality that Crimea has fully integrated with Russia and that Crimeans have done so by their own volition. More damningly, such answers expose current American foreign policy to be dangerously out of touch with reality. But again, it doesn’t have to be that way. For those who value democracy and care about its ...


The Independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church: Its implications for Ukrainian Identity and Russia

... that pledges its allegiance to the UOC(MP), and those same people are likely to be in favor of reunification with Russia. When Putin instigated trouble in the Donbas region in what they call a civil war, those regions did not have as significant of a Russian population as Crimea did. Yet, Putin decided to go on with the operation, and even sent Russian troops in the fray when it was not going so great. Causing war in the remaining eastern regions of Ukraine over those that still pledge allegiance to the UOC(MP) is easily ...


Containing the Kerch Crisis

... the coast of Crimea leads to the following conclusion. The Ukrainian vessels, en route from Odessa in the Black Sea to Mariupol in the Sea of Azov, sailed through the waters that Ukraine regards as its own, and Moscow, since 2014, sees as belonging to Russia, alongside Crimea. The Ukrainian Navy also either failed to file a request with the Russians for passing through the Kerch Strait or filed it late, and did not wait for the Russians to respond. Thus, Kiev was making a statement: Russia’s annexation of Crimea is ...


The Kerch Strait Gambit

... Russian territorial waters, if Crimea is accepted as being now part of Russian territory: a claim firmly made by Russia since 2014, but disputed by the West. Russia has recently completed an 18 km rail and road bridge over the Kerch Strait: a longheld Russian dream to join Crimea to southern mainland Russia. There is one navigable shipping canal at the centre of the bridge, 227 metres long, with 35 metres clearance under the bridge, enough for large ships. The shipping canal is kept dredged deeply enough to allow large ...


Breaking the U.S.-Russia Impasse: Keeping the Door Open to Dialogue

... Washington is also in the process of modernizing its tactical nuclear weapons systems, such as the B-61-12, in part by extending its range. For its part, Moscow has threatened to deploy its Iskander tactical nuclear weapons systems in Kaliningrad and Crimea. Russian nuclear strategy purportedly sees tactical nuclear weaponry as a potential means to “de-escalate” a conventional conflict — as opposed to “deterring” a conventional conflict as in the American strategic perspective. Is it too much to ...


Wallström-Lavrov meeting: The beginning of a thaw in Russia-Sweden relations?

... construction of Nordstream-2. The contention from some experts was that Russian dockworkers could in the event of a West-Russia crisis over the Baltics result in those same dockworkers becoming “little green men” – a reference to the unmarked Russian soldiers deployed in Crimea following the coup in Kiev in early 2014 – and seizing control of the island for Russian anti-access/area denial warfare against Nato. A similar debate was held in Karlshamn, in the Swedish province of Blekinge, not far from the main Swedish ...


EXCLUSIVE: Top Trump Aides’ Deeper & Linked Roles in Putin Agenda Revealed; Russian Mafia Nexus With Trump & Aides Goes Back Years

New threads in the Team Trump/Team Putin tangled web show Manafort and Page linked to each other as part of a Russian plot to control Ukraine and also show a mutual Russian mafia godfather linking them with each other and Trump, providing even deeper and more fertile ground on which to question Trump’s pro-Russia, Pro-Putin positions and their origins. ...


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