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The Ukrainian Crisis, Part III: The Deal

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James D. Hardy, Jr., PhD and Leonard J. Hochberg, PhD In eastern Ukraine disorder bubbles on, violence expands, the subterranean power of militias and the Russian special forces grows, and the authority of the Ukrainian government evaporates.  This has been going on since March 2014, and will continue into May and… Read more »

The Ukrainian Crisis, Part II: Borderland

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James D. Hardy, Jr, PhD and Leonard J. Hochberg, PhD Ukraine is a new manifestation of an old eastern European political phenomenon, the multi-national state.  The old eastern European empires, Austria-Hungary, Tzarist Russia, the Ottoman Empire, and Imperial Germany, had formed before nationalism became the dominant means of self-identification in the… Read more »

The Ukrainian Crisis, Part I: Weighed in the Balance

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James D. Hardy, Jr., PhD and Leonard J. Hochberg, PhD When the Russians moved into the Crimea, pundits and politicians, including Hillary Clinton, commented that the reasons given by Vladimir Putin for the invasion were the same as those used by Adolph Hitler at Munich in 1938.  Ethnic Russians (Germans) were… Read more »