Ukraine Primer IV: Competing Narratives

by Derek Davison Russia moved to annex Crimea this week, as Ukraine evacuated most of its soldiers from the peninsula. Tensions in eastern Ukraine seem to have reached a tense equilibrium, even as reports of a Russian military build-up along… Continue Reading

Tatar, Not Tartar: A Photo Essay

by Derek Davison Let’s talk about the difference between a “Tatar” and “tartar.” Yes, I’m talking to you, National Geographic: Russian forces are also conveniently located in Crimea, where a largely Russian populace (59 percent; Crimea was a part of… Continue Reading