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The political and economic crisis in Ukraine, the annexation of Crimea, the war in Donbas, and U.S./EU-Russia tensions are often discussed under the rubric of the ‘Ukrainian Crisis.’ The phrase is a misnomer because both the causes and the effects of these momentous events are not confined to Ukrainian borders.

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Mykhailo Minakov

Mykhailo Minakov

Senior Advisor; Editor-in-Chief, Focus Ukraine Blog
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Kennan Institute

The Kennan Institute is the premier U.S. center for advanced research on Russia and Eurasia and the oldest and largest regional program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The Kennan Institute is committed to improving American understanding of Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia, the Caucasus, and the surrounding region though research and exchange.  Read more