Crisis Between Ukraine and Russia.

11 01 2010

URL: Source: Council on Foreign Relations.

This report notes that Ukraine continues to face internal political turmoil and tense relations wtih Moscow, which could push both into a crisis in Crimea or further disputes over the supply of Russian natural gas to Ukraine. This CPA Contingency Planning Memorandum by Steven Pifer examines how these crisis scenarios could unfold, the implications for the United States, and the steps the U.S. government might take both to reduce the prospects of a crisis and manage it should it occur. Pifer argues that because U.S. tools for managing a crisis are limited, the U.S. interest is in preventive action such as urging Kiev to get its energy house in order and to carefully choose its disputes with Moscow.




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