How to Read The Crimea Crisis?
The Russian intervention in Crimea and the ongoing tensions in Ukraine’s eastern and southern regions clearly demonstrate that the Maidan drama is far from over. The Crimea crisis undermines the stability of the post-1991 European order and is an unexpected challenge to the West, which seems to be divided and reluctant to confront Russia. What does Russia want to achieve in Ukraine? Is Crimea its ultimate goal? How should the West respond?
Senior Fellow for Russia and Eurasia, International Institute for Strategic Studies
John Herbst //Director, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center, Atlantic Council; Ambassador to Ukraine (2003-2005)