Donate to Jamestown 

Support Jamestown

 
 
 

Events 

Breaking News:

Ukraine’s Crisis, Russia’s Policy, Western Responses

April 21, 2014 02:00 PM

Monday, April 21, 2014

2:00 P.M.–5:00 P.M.

 

Root Conference Room

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

1779 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20036 

 

*To attend this...


Cat: Event, Home Page, Featured, Europe, Ukraine, Russia
go to Archive ->
 
 
 

Connect with us 

 
 
 

The Crimea: Europe's Next Flashpoint?

Publication: Volume: 0 Issue: 0
November 11, 2010 07:16 PM Age: 3 yrs
Category: Report

Russia has always had a difficult time reconciling itself to accepting Ukraine as an independent state and a country that is outside its sphere of influence. Russia has an even more impossible time recognizing Ukraine’s sovereignty over the Crimea and the port of Sevastopol - as seen by public opinion in Russia, statements by politicians, including members of the ruling United Russia party, experts and journalists. The signing of an inter-state treaty in 1997 recognizing the Russian-Ukrainian border also paved the way for a compromise twenty year Russian lease of the Sevastopol navy base for the Black Sea Fleet (BSF). Four factors have unraveled this compromise, including Russia’s desire to re-establish itself internationally as a Great Power, the 2004 Orange Revolution and the 2008 Russian invasion of Georgia. In “The Crimea: Europe’s Next Flashpoint?” Kuzio addresses these factors and more in an in-depth analysis of Russian-Ukraine relations and the future of the Crimea and the port of Sevastopol.

*This is a Premium Report. Click Here to Order a Copy of This Report Online!*