Crimea and beyond: Reflections on the Significance and Implications of the Russia-Ukraine Crisis

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Nador u. 9, Monument Building
room 202
Monday, March 31, 2014 - 4:00pm
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Monday, March 31, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Another post-Soviet state loses part of its territory, this time with its direct annexation by another country. One of the principles that had accompanied the dissolution of the Soviet Union (that borders below the level of Union Republics go untouched) is now disregarded. Western-Russian relations are seemingly at the lowest level since 1989-1991. But have we not heard talks about watershed episodes before (9/11, the Iraq War, the 2008 Russia-Georgia War)? What are the significance as well as the implications of the current crisis for regional and global politics? What does it all mean for Russia and Ukraine's neighbours, including Hungary and the Baltics on the one end and Central Asia and China on the other?


Matteo Fumagalli, Head of Department, IRES


Laszlo Csaba, Professor, IRES

Alex Astrov, Associate Professor, IRES

Zsuzsanna Vegh, Research Assistant, Center for EU Enlargement Studies

Margaryta Rymarenko, Probationary Doctoral Candidate, IRES