Tag Archives: Crimea

The Second Crimean War: When Decaying Empires Strike Back

Professor Rein Taagepera maps the present situation in Crimea, Russia, and Ukraine in the broader historical context, relying on quantitative studies of empire growth and decay over the last 5000 years. Continue reading

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Win Crimea and Pawn Siberia

What Putin most likely did not hear from his advisors in March 2014? Has anyone else won from the recent events in Crimea and Eastern Ukraine, besides China? Professor Emeritus of political science Rein Taagepera has the answers. Continue reading

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Crimea “Referendum”: Welcome Back Home!

Semiotician Mihhail Lotman showcases the modelling role of art, based on a popular, recent picture that came to symbolise the current state of affairs in Crimea. Continue reading

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How Secure Are Small Nations after the Annexation of Crimea?

Heiko Pääbo, Head of the UT Center for Baltic Studies, writes about the perspective and the consequences of Russia’s aggression in Crimea for the small nations. Continue reading

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