Ukraine-Crimea-Russia - Triangle of Conflict Paperback
by Taras Kuzio
The Crimea was the only region of Ukraine in the 1990s where separatism arose and inter-ethnic conflict potentially could have taken place between the Ukrainian central government, ethnic Russians in the Crimea, and Crimean Tatars.
Such a conflict would have inevitably drawn in Russia and Turkey.
Russia had large numbers of troops in the Crimea within the former Soviet Black Sea Fleet.
Ukraine also was a nuclear military power until 1996.This book analyses two inter-related issues.
Firstly, it answers the question why Ukraine-Crimea-Russia traditionally have been a triangle of conflict over a region that Ukraine, Tatars and Russia have historically claimed.
Secondly, it explains why inter-ethnic violence was averted in Ukraine despite Crimea possessing many of the ingredients that existed for Ukraine to follow in the footsteps of inter-ethnic strife in its former Soviet neighbourhood in Moldova (Trans-Dniestr), Azerbaijan (Nagorno Karabakh), Georgia (Abkhazia, South Ossetia), and Russia (Chechnya).
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 258 pages
- Publisher: ibidem-Verlag, Jessica Haunschild u Christian Scho
- Publication Date: 13/03/2007
- Category: International relations
- ISBN: 9783898217613