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  • Siva asked: What is Crimean Crisis about?

    Reply: Please refer to the following IDSA Comments:

    Arvind Gupta, “Crimean Crisis: A New Phase of Cold War?,” March 21, 2014.

    K.P. Fabian, “Chess Game Over Crimea,” March 20, 2014.

    Rajorshi Roy, “Crimea: Thaw in Tensions?,” March 07, 2014.

    UNSC Vote on the Crimean Issue: Why did China Abstain?

    The reasons for abstention go far beyond the immediate issue at hand and are enveloped in deep Chinese strategic interests. The Chinese leadership is adamant that there can be no dilution of the concept of the principle of non-violation of the territorial integrity of nation states in the international system.

    March 21, 2014

    Crimean crisis: A New Phase of Cold War?

    Putin seems to have concluded that Russia must draw the line at Ukraine. The EU bid to sign trade agreement with Ukraine in December drew Russia’s ire and now Russia has moved to make Crimea its part thus changing the borders in Europe once again and deepening the distrust between Russia and the West at a time when serious issues like Syria, Iran and Afghanistan are yet to be resolved.

    March 21, 2014

    Chess Game over Crimea

    The West will be compelled by their own threats to impose economic sanctions against Russia. But Russia is no Iraq or Iran and may very well retaliate against Western companies, for example, Exxon Mobile is active in Russia and there are 6,000 German companies in Russia.

    March 20, 2014

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