We’ve Seen This Movie Before. No Happy Endings.

We've Seen This Movie Before. No Happy Endings.

This is not the first time Ukraine and the Crimean Peninsula have been caught up in a conflict between East and West. Although the nature of the polarity has varied, the results have never been pretty:

“Inside Crimea: A Jewel in Two Crowns,” Cathy Newman, National Geographic

“To understand Crimea, take a look back at its complicated history,” Adam Taylor, Washington Post

“5 things to know about Crimea,” Janet Weinstein, Al Jazeera America

“Kkatsap and Khokhol,”Poemas del rio Wang

“Russian Takeover Of Crimea Leaves Ethnic Tatars Population In Panic,” Sheera Frenkel, BuzzFeed

“Crimea and its Tatars: A Backgrounder,’ Oye! Times

“Putin needs to show more restraint than hero to avoid a new Crimean war,” Orlando Figes, The Guardian

“Crimean War,” Britannica.com

“Crimean War FAQs,” Crimean War Research Society

“Russia’s Seizure of Crimea Is Making Former Soviet States Nervous,” Matt Ford, The Atlantic


“‘I could see this one from Alaska’: Sarah Palin hits back at ‘high-brow’ critics who mocked her in 2008 for predicting Russian invasion of Ukraine,” Snejana Farberov, Daily Mail

“Karl in the Crimea — Rove, not Marx,” NotionsCapital.com

“How the Horrors of Crimea Shaped Tolstoy,” Charles King, The New Republic


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Image (“Crimea Conflict, after James E McConnell”) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here.  Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com

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