Blog Posts: Cory R. Busker

Cory R. Busker
Cory R. Busker

Crimea is Only a Piece of a Much Larger Puzzle

Many of us who have been following the events unfolding in Ukraine for the past several weeks have experienced emotions ranging from apathy to horror. Regardless of the position of the rest of the international community, the Kremlin now says Ukraine’s Crimea region as a part of Russia. Many Ukrainians, including Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, are understandably outraged, calling the contrived annexation "a robbery on an international scale." Others throughout the world, including many Americans, are still asking questions akin to, “why does this matter?” To understand why it matters, we must attempt to understand the motivations of the autocrat pulling the strings, Vladimir Putin.


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1 Comment | Posted by Cory R. Busker on Thu. April 3, 2014 1:00 PM
Categories: Crimea, Russia, Ukraine, Vladimir Putin

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