Has Putin Overplayed His Hand in Ukraine?

Lyman, John; Hall, Patrick
April 2014
International Policy Digest;Apr2014, Vol. 1 Issue 4, p39
The article reports on Russia's violation of Ukraine's territorial integrity. The West has threatened Russia to pull back, however, Russian president Vladimir Putin is unperturbed. It is said that threats, Western antagonism and land reclamation have only boosted his domestic popularity. The U.S. has dispatched military to several east European states, to assure that the U.S. will not abandon them should Putin set his sites further west.


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