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Ukraine After Yanukovych
Crimea on Edge

Will Crimea secede from Ukraine? It’s not likely, unless actors in both Kiev and Moscow behave so egregiously that they end up destroying the very balance that has allowed Ukraine to work so far.

Published on: February 26, 2014
Charles King is Professor of International Affairs and Government at Georgetown University. His books include The Black Sea: A History (2004), The Ghost of Freedom: A History of the Caucasus (2008), and most recently Odessa: Genius and Death in a City of Dreams (2011). For further background, readers are encouraged to consult his previous TAI essay on Sevastopol: "City on the Edge".
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