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Can the US and Russia talk their way out of crisis in Ukraine?

By Stefan Wolff, University of Birmingham Kerry and Lavrov keep talking. EPA/Martial Trezzini Talks between US secretary of state John Kerry and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, in Paris, followed after a week of high-level diplomacy, including a phone call between presidents Obama and Putin. The very fact that the meeting was so hastily arranged and at the level of ...

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Now Crimea’s in the bag, where next for Putin and Russia?

By Stefan Wolff, University of Birmingham and Tatyana Malyarenko, Donetsk State Management University Putin on a show: Putin’s speech is broadcast in Sevastopol.           EPA/Zurab Kurtsikidze Russian president, Vladimir Putin, has now apparently formalised the annexation by announcing two new laws that make Crimea and Sevastopol subjects of the Russian Federation and has signed a treaty to ...

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