June 14, 2017

What Forecast for Crimea


Politique étrangère, Vol. 82, No. 2, Summer 2017

Since Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014, the peninsula’s demographics have changed. Thousands have left and new arrivals – Ukrainians fleeing conflict in the east of their country and Russians – have moved in.

Economy suffers from isolation. Many military sites are under construction, even including a bridge linking Crimea to the Caucasus. In Russia, the military operation has been a boon to Vladimir Putin’s popularity.

Catherine Iffly is political consultant.

Article published in Politique étrangère, Vol. 82, No. 2, Summer 2017

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