Attention on Crimea Highlights Flux in Russia Studies

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Russian troops stand guard at the Ukrainian navy headquarters, which they took over in Sevastopol, the Crimean capital, last week. Events in Crimea have brought Russia scholars back into the limelight after a hiatus following the end of the Cold War.
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In the span of 12 minutes, Kimberly Marten smoothly explained why Russia’s takeover of Crimea was a bad idea, the concerns of its neighbors and trading partners, and why the conflict is unlikely to end in a large-scale war.

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