The Monkey Cage: Crimea


Posted at 05:53 PM ET, 03/26/2014

Crimea: Putin’s Olympic diversion

Corruption related to spending on the Sochi Olympics looked certain to become a major headache for Putin, until Crimea took center stage.

By Kimberly Marten  |  05:53 PM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Crimea, Russia, Ukraine

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 03/21/2014

Bad Brains, ‘Big Take Over’: The week in one song

Russia annexes Crimea.

By Christopher Federico  |  03:08 PM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Crimea, The Week in One Song

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 03/20/2014

How people in South Ossetia, Abkhazia and Transnistria feel about annexation by Russia

Majorities in Transnistria and those remaining in South Ossetia favor annexation. Most in Abkhazia prefer independence.

By Gerard Toal and John O’Loughlin  |  12:40 PM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Crimea

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 03/18/2014

What is motivating Putin?

Four different possible explanations with different implications for the future.

By Joshua Tucker  |  09:54 AM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Crimea, Russia, Ukraine

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 03/10/2014

Why the Crimean referendum is about strength rather than legitimacy

The Crimea referendum is not an attempt to provide a guise of legitimacy to the annexation but to convey an image of strength.

By Erik Voeten  |  11:01 AM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Crimea

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 03/06/2014

Do Crimeans actually want to join Russia?

There are differences in political identities amongst Crimeans and the rest of Ukraine, but, at least before February, these differences did not translate into majority support for independence or union with Russia.

By Grigore Pop-Eleches and Graeme Robertson  |  02:37 PM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Civil conflict, Crimea, international relations, Ukraine, Voting

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 03/03/2014

How Russian nationalism explains—and does not explain— the Crimean crisis

Nationalism has been often invoked to explain Russia’s actions in the ongoing Crimean crisis. Could it also be part of a solution for de-escalating that crisis?

By Paul Goode  |  11:30 AM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Crimea, nationalism, Ukraine

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 03/03/2014

Crimean autonomy: A viable alternative to war?

The question of Crimea’s role with Ukraine has long been complex. Could more and better defined autonomy defuse the current crisis?

By Gwendolyn Sasse  |  09:47 AM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Civil conflict, Crimea, international relations, Russia, Ukraine

Posted at 07:13 PM ET, 03/02/2014

How Putin’s worldview may be shaping his response in Crimea

The civilizational clash is unraveling not between the East and West of Ukraine, but between Russia and the West.

By Maria Snegovaya  |  07:13 PM ET, 03/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Civil conflict, Crimea, international relations, Ukraine

Posted at 08:09 PM ET, 03/01/2014

4 reasons why Crimea is not Abkhazia

There are significant differences between Crimea in Ukraine and Abkhazia in Georgia, with significant implications for how events unfold in Crimea.

By Kimberly Marten  |  08:09 PM ET, 03/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Crimea, international relations, Russia, Ukraine

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 02/28/2014

5 reasons for everyone to calm down about Crimea

Russia is most likely not about to invade Ukraine. Here’s why.

By Joshua Tucker  |  02:50 PM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Crimea, Separatism, Ukraine