Tag: territorial integrity

Putin’s Invasion of Ukraine Will Lead More Countries to Go Nuclear, Portnikov Says

December 12, 2014

Staunton, December 6 – Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine and the failure of the West so far to repel it has a longer-term consequence that few are prepared to face: The Kremlin leader’s actions will lead ever more countries to seek to build or otherwise acquire nuclear weapons as the only reliable means of self-defense. […]

Russia Has Conquered Eastern Ukraine, But Will The West Just Let Them Have It?

September 10, 2014

Like so many times before in the last year in Ukraine, enthusiasm has been quickly extinguished and replaced with uncertainty and fear, eradicating exuberant hope with the imposition of external interests. The prospects of signing the European Union Association Agreement were replaced by blackmail from Russia to force Ukraine not to sign, the ouster of […]

‘Russia Stands at the Brink of Catastrophe,’ Russian Anti-War Movement Warns

August 31, 2014

Staunton, August 31 – The organizing committee of the Russian Anti-War Movement says that “Russia stands at the brink of catastrophe” following Putin’s introduction of regular Russian army units into Ukraine, an action that threatens losses equivalent to the war in Afghanistan, a major military conflict in Europe, and a fratricidal war. Arguing that Vladimir […]

Astana Shifting Ethnic Kazakhs to Northern Kazakhstan to Block Any Russian Threat

April 4, 2014

Staunton, April 4 – In the wake of Putin’s Crimean Anschluss, according to some Kazakhstan news sources, the government of that country plans to shift 300,000 ethnic Kazakhs to the still predominantly ethnic Russian northern portions of Kazakhstan to block any Moscow effort to undermine that country’s territorial integrity. Kazakh officials have denied the specifics […]