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The Crimean Crisis: is it REALLY worth it for Russia?

March 8, 2014

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Since last week’s start to the current crisis in Crimea I have struggled with one question in particular: “why?”. Did Putin wish to get involved in Crimea because of its strategic importance? Or did he wish to expose Western weaknesses and Russian strength? Or simply to gain domestic consensus? There is no doubt over Crimea’s […]