Ukraine Primer III: Crimea’s Secession Vote

by Derek Davison Crimeans voted “overwhelmingly” to secede from Ukraine and join Russia in a March 16 referendum. The Obama administration declared shortly after that “the international community will not recognize the results of a poll administered under threats of… Continue Reading

Ukraine Primer II: Developments Through March 9

by Derek Davison This is the second in a series of primers on the fast-moving situation in Ukraine, and covers events from March 2 through March 9. For more background on the situation, please see part 1. Summary of Recent… Continue Reading

What’s Happening in Ukraine: A Primer

by Derek Davison On February 27 gunmen seized control of government buildings in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea in Ukraine and raised a Russian flag over the headquarters of the Crimean Parliament in the regional capital Simferopol. This began a… Continue Reading