Tag: failed state

Russian Nationalist Says Ukraine is Finished Even If It Defeats Militants

July 30, 2014

Staunton, July 30 –Some Russian nationalists are already looking beyond the defeat of the militants in eastern Ukraine by the Ukrainian military and arguing that “even if the revolt in Novorossiya is suppressed, Ukraine will no longer exist,” an assessment now less about pushing Moscow to intervene than about trying to put the best face […]

Ukraine’s Counter-Terrorism Effort Far More Effective and Less Horrific than Russia’s in the North Caucasus

May 30, 2014

Staunton, May 30 – Now that the Chechens have become involved as foot soldiers in Vladimir Putin’s campaign to destabilize and potentially occupy portions of Ukraine, it is worth comparing Moscow’s “counter-terrorist” campaign in the North Caucasus with what Kyiv is doing in its eastern region. Such a comparison is especially useful now because it […]