The Mexican War Suggests Ukraine May End Up Conceding Crimea. World War I Suggests the Price May Be Tragic if it Doesn't
by Alan J. Singer
Ukrainian leadership would likely compare the abandonment of its claim to Crimea to be an injustice on par with Mexico's surrender of California and the southwest to the United States. Is it the least bad alternative?
SOURCE: Made By History at the Washington Post
Putin is Following the 19th Century US in Using Separatist Movements to Justify Empire
by Elliott Young
No American observers should use the term "unprecedented" to describe Putin's claim to support self-determination as a justification for invading another country. It's part of the toolkit of empire.
What Do You Call It When a Big Country Takes a Chunk of a Small One? Greed (And We Should Know)
by David Lee McMullen
The intent is a massive land grab, pure and simple.
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