The Conflict Over Crimea is Dangerous for Europe

Dec 15, 2014

An exclusive Fair Observer interview with Speaker of Danish Parliament Mogens Lykketoft. A prominent Danish politician believes the conflict between Russia and Ukraine over the sovereignty of Crimea is threatening the security of Europe. According to Speaker of Danish Parliament Mogens...

Crimea and the State of Secessionism

May 22, 2014

Recent events in Crimea are indicative of a larger phenomenon: the rise of independence movements by distinct identity groups across the globe. No one has any illusions regarding Russia’s frequent intrusions into its neighbors’ affairs. The Kremlin considers all post-Soviet states — with...

Putin’s End Game in Crimea

Mar 15, 2014

The Crimean referendum highlights the differences in strategy between the West and Russia. As Crimea's referendum on March 16 dawns, tensions in Simferopol begin to escalate. Russian troops, whose presence has become increasingly intimidating over the past week, have made attempts to...

Solving the Crimean Crisis: A Ukrainian Federation?

Mar 07, 2014

A federal Ukraine might be the only way to resolve the current crisis in Crimea. This past week has presented us with a new reality — a strong and assertive Russia confronting a weak and divided West in what some observers have already labeled "Cold War II." Cold it is, but for...

Russia and the Crimea: A Victorious Little War?

Mar 04, 2014

Sanctions must be imposed on Russia to keep the peace in Europe. "A short, victorious little war" is said to be what Tsar Nicholas II wanted in 1905, and what the Argentine generals wanted in 1983. There are echoes of the Falklands in the transparent deception with which military...