Blackmail Is a Bad Policy To Advance Russia's Interests

May 11, 2014 9:33 PM

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While President Vladimir Putin's short-term goals in Ukraine are discernible, his strategic objectives in going rogue remain largely a mystery.

In Ukraine, the Kremlin aims for the "Bosnification" of Ukraine — a loose confederation, with the eastern and southern regions forming a Russia-dominated statelet like Respublica Srpska, which one of two political entities in Bosnia and Herzegovina. This would in theory give Russia veto power over ...

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