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Ukraina – menetetty ydinaseperijätär?

Tiivistelmä

Ukrainan ja Venäjän välinen kriisi herättää suurta huolta. Huoli näkyy myös puheenvuoroissa, joissa haikaillaan Ukrainan “vapaaehtoisesti” kylmän sodan päättyessä luovuttaman Neuvostoliiton ydinaseperinnön perään. Flirttailu ajatuksella, jonka mukaan ydinaseita omistava Ukraina olisi, paitsi ratkaisu nyt kokemaamme kriisiin ja Venäjän uhkaan, myös alueellisia jännitteitä lieventävä tekijä, on osoitettavissa sekä historiallisesti että teoreettisesti kyseenalaiseksi. 3,611 more words

Politiks & Sociéta

Recommended Read - Getting Ukraine Wrong

Getting Ukraine Wrong

By: John Mearsheimer

This opinion piece takes a look at the Ukraine crisis from Russia’s standpoint and takes serious geopolitics into consideration. I respect Mearshimer and appreciated this piece. 17 more words

Russia

Prelude to Conflict: Asia, March 9

EDITORIAL – China and the West want China and the West to know that they are in a prelude to war. Here are a few reasons why from recently… 451 more words

China

More on Mearsheimer’s Article: Some Clarity Appears Necessary

In an earlier commentary, I laid out some of my immediate reactions to John Mearsheimer’s Feb. 25, 2014 article in The National Interest. In this post, written in a similar (commentary) style but with a somewhat different message, I attempt to clarify for some critics Mearsheimer’s argument based on his overall theory of international relations, that is, offensive realism. 2,793 more words

Taiwan

Crimea, the Falklands War, and Alternative History

By Taylor Marvin

The Russian Federation’s invasion of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula has prompted an interesting round of parlor speculation – if Ukraine had nuclear weapons, would it have been able to deter Russia’s so-called intervention? 971 more words

Europe

Kiev - A Glimpse into Nationalism

All it took was a trade deal gone awry. If you are not aware of what is currently happening in Kiev, I highly suggest you read this article for it gives a fairly good overview: 959 more words