Otto Pohl (Ghana): The False Charges of Treason Against the Crimean Tatars (2010). Austin Charron (Kansas): "Through the National Lens”: Nationality, Territory, and the Formation of “Crimean-Russian” Identity. Ivan Katchanovski (Ottawa): Small Nations but Great Differences: Political Orientations and Cultures of the Crimean Tatars and the Gagauz (2005). Who are the Crimean Tatars, and why are they important? They constitute a minority of significant size in Crimea that does not support Russian rule (and more). Crimea crisis: Thomas De Waal on three lessons from the Caucasus. Joe Pappalardo on how to annex another nation's territory: The Crimean invasion in 6 steps. Russian-sponsored territories: Over the past twenty years Russia has removed a set of territories from other countries — the intention now appears to be to carry out the same operation in Crimea, removing it from Ukraine. Kimberly Marten on 4 reasons why Crimea is not Abkhazia. Putin's war in Crimea could soon spread to eastern Ukraine and nobody — not the U.S., not NATO — can stop him. Putin’s bluff: U.S. spies say Russia won't invade Ukraine. Hayes Brown on 5 ways the U.S. can respond to Russia invading Ukraine — without going to war. Ukraine is just the latest example of Obama’s limited global influence: From Kiev to Kabul to Cairo, the U.S. president is a frustrated bystander (and more). John Cassidy on the U.S.’s Putin dilemma: Talk tough and then what? Kevin Drum on what is going to happen with Ukraine: “(a) the United States will play only a modest role in all this, and (b) conservative hawks will continue to think that if only we'd done just a little bit more, Putin would have blinked and Ukraine would be free”.

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