The Hidden Reason Ukraine Is Optimistic about Crimea

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Retaking Crimea has long been the goal for Ukraine. But why does Ukraine seem optimistic about its chances? The way that Russia has fought the war so far suggests that its position in Crimea is weaker than it might seem.

0:00 The Crimean Crisis
2:28 The Sevastopol Naval Base
5:02 Crimea’s Demographic Challenges
9:13 Ukraine’s Optimism
10:00 NATO Expansion as a Cause of War?
13:04 Separatist Regions as a Cause of War?
14:50 A Crimean Disaster?
19:21 Ukraine’s Upcoming Tactics

William Spaniel’s research focuses on interstate conflict, nuclear weapons, and terrorism. He uses game theoretical models to develop new insights on these phenomenon.

William received a PhD in political science from the University of Rochester in 2015. Before arriving at the University of Pittsburgh, he was a Stanton Nuclear Security Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation.


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