Tag: Putin strategy

‘Putin has Barricaded Himself in the Dead End He has Created,’ Illarionov Says

July 8, 2015

Staunton, July 5 – “Putin has finally decided” to block all of the ways out from “the dead end into which he has driven himself and Russia,” Andrey Illarionov says, prompting the West to oppose him more vigorously, creating a disaster for Russia, and setting the stage for the ultimate restoration of Ukrainian control over […]

Putin’s Visit Seeks to Legitimate Russia’s Illegal Occupation of Crimea

August 14, 2014

Staunton, August 14 – Vladimir Putin’s current visit to occupied Crimea, his second, may not lead to the dramatic declaration of his plans that many expect, a Ukrainian political scientist says. Instead, the Kremlin leader may be using it to present himself as “a peacemaker” and to force the international community to recognize Moscow’s annexation […]

Neither War Nor Peace? – Putin’s Trotskyite Strategy in Ukraine

August 11, 2014

Staunton, August 10 – Now that the defeat of the Russian insurgents in eastern Ukraine is within sight and Western sanctions are beginning to bite, many commentators are arguing that Vladimir Putin must choose between sending in the Russian army as part of a full-scale invasion or suing for peace and an end of Western […]