Category: Ukraine-Russia-Crimea

Things to know about the Russia sanctions debate

July 24th, 2014 in 2014, Alya Guseva, CNN.com, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Ukraine-Russia-Crimea 0 comments

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Alya Guseva, College of Arts & Sciences

The United States and its allies in Europe are angrier at Russia now over Ukraine — but will they do anything more about it?…

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“Shell has all kinds of deals in Russia and its one of the biggest employers in the Netherlands. They don’t want any sectoral or widespread sanctions because they’re deeply in it.”

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POV: Where is Europe while Ukraine burns?

July 24th, 2014 in 2014, BU Today, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Ukraine-Russia-Crimea, William Keylor 0 comments

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By William Keylor, College of Arts & Sciences

A European Union policy last year is at the root of the Ukrainian conflict that saw last Friday’s horrific downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane (by pro-Russian Ukrainian separatists, according to the United States). The Union offered Ukraine an “association agreement” designed to tighten the political and economic links between the two parties…

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Jetliner shot down

July 17th, 2014 in 2014, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Ukraine-Russia-Crimea, WFXT, William Keylor 0 comments

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William Keylor, College of Arts & Sciences

Expert William Keylor comments on the crash of Malaysia Airlines MH17 which was shot down in eastern Ukraine on the Russian border.

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Putin Threat to Retaliate for Sanctions Carries Risks

April 30th, 2014 in 2014, Bloomberg, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Michael Corgan, Newsmakers, Ukraine-Russia-Crimea 0 comments

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Michael Corgan, College of Arts & Sciences

President Vladimir Putin’s threats to retaliate for further sanctions on Russia set the stage for escalating economic warfare that may have painful effects for U.S. and European companies…

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Russia’s Crimea takeover breeding anarchy and fear throughout East

April 7th, 2014 in 2014, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Los Angeles Times, Newsmakers, Ukraine-Russia-Crimea, Walter Connor 0 comments

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Walter Connor, College of Arts & Sciences

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s unimpeded success in annexing Crimea has inspired Russian nationalists in eastern Ukraine to seize territory and sown fear region-wide that such provocations will spur Moscow to intervene on behalf of ethnic Russians…

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“The mob actions taking place in the eastern cities are not freelance nationalists. They are groups ready to be organized and mobilized and in no sense unaware that they are doing the work of Russia.”

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Ukraine NATO Membership Key to Security

April 3rd, 2014 in 2014, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Igor Lukes, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Ukraine-Russia-Crimea 0 comments

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By Igor Lukes, College of Arts & Sciences

It is possible that Putin himself does not know today what steps, if any, he might take next week regarding Ukraine…

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Obama sanctions more Russians over Crimea, but keeps US energy weapon sheathed

March 21st, 2014 in 2014, Christian Science Monitor, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Ukraine-Russia-Crimea, Walter Connor 0 comments

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Walter Connor, College of Arts & Sciences

President Obama stepped up the US response to Russia’s annexation of Crimea Thursday, blocking an additional 20 Russians from visiting or doing business with the United States. Most are prominent Russian oligarchs with ties to banks and occupy government posts…

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“The U.S. must take a long perspective on what its coming energy-export-superpower status will mean, make sure it is achieved, and make clear the political significance for countries now too dependent on Russian energy. In the shorter term, all kinds of aid/support for reform and stabilization in ‘mainland’ Ukraine must be lined up now.”

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Experts: Russia will take Crimea

March 16th, 2014 in 2014, Boston Herald, College of General Studies, Newsmakers, Tom Whalen, Ukraine-Russia-Crimea 0 comments

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Tom Whalen, College of General Studies

Crimea is almost certain to be annexed by Moscow following today’s referendum, experts said, while one local Ukrainian fears it could lead to future bloodshed with Russian President Vladimir Putin poised to flex his military muscle in a hostile takeover of the country…

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“Crimea is going to be part of Russia, it’s a forgone conclusion. Russia is asserting its power here.”

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‘X’ Marks The Spot: Vladimir Putin As Explained By George Kennan

March 7th, 2014 in 2014, College of General Studies, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Tom Whalen, Ukraine-Russia-Crimea, WBUR 0 comments

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By Tom Whalen, College of General Studies

In order to understand Vladimir Putin’s recent power grab in Ukraine, it is perhaps necessary to consult with the celebrated oracle of modern Russian history: George Kennan…

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Whither Ukraine?

March 6th, 2014 in 2014, BU Today, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Igor Lukes, Newsmakers, Ukraine-Russia-Crimea 0 comments

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Igor Lukes, College of Arts & Sciences

A few weeks ago, the news out of Russia was all about the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi. By the closing ceremonies, all hell had broken lose in Ukraine…

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