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The Excitement

On August 1, The Times of London published a feature article about the findings of my graduate research project at the University of Oxford (!!).

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Image: Gero Breloer/Associated Press

Image: Gero Breloer/Associated Press

By now, the world is well-versed in the events that followed Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych’s withdrawal from the November 2013 EaP Vilnius Summit (at which Ukraine was scheduled to sign a highly-anticipated EU association agreement along with several other countries) in favor of a $15 billion aid deal with Russia. Since the first public protests to this unilateral decision erupted in Kiev’s Maidan Square, the West – in this context, demarcated by those countries possessing NATO and EU membership – has expressed unusually vocal criticism of Russia’s role in the crisis.

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