Updates and Analysis on Ukraine Crisis - March 31, 2014

Commentary | March 31, 2014

EWI offers a daily situation report on Ukraine's unfolding crisis, featuring key developments and links to analytical pieces from foreign policy experts around the world.

Key Developments

Government Statements

John Kerry, “Press Availability – Paris, France,” U.S. Department of State, March 30, 2014

Readout of the President’s Call with President Putin,” The White House, March 28, 2014

General Assembly Adopts Resolution Calling Upon States not to Recognize Changes in Status of Crimea Region – 100 Votes in Favour, 11 Against, 58 Abstentions for Text on Ukraine,” United Nations General Assembly, March 27, 2014


Articles and Analysis

Paul Taylor, “Ten Ways the Ukraine Crisis May Change the World,” Reuters, March 31, 2014

Robert Spalding III, “America’s Secret Weapon to Stop Russia,” The National Interest, March 31, 2014

BBC, “Ukraine angered by Russia PM Medvedev’s visit to Crimea,” BBC News, March 31, 2014

Brad Knickerbocker, “Putin, Obama maneuver over crisis in Ukraine. Whose advantage?,” The Cristian Science Monitor, March 30, 2014

Anne Gearan, “Kerry, Russia’s Lavrov Fail to Reach Deal Over Ukraine, Say They Will Keep Talking,” The Washington Post, March 30, 2014

Nick Gass, “Russian Ambassador Says ‘Crimea is a Part’ of Russia,” Politico, March 30, 2014

Simon Tisdall and Rory Carroll, “Russia Sets Terms for Ukraine Deal as 40,000 Troops Mass on Border,” The Guardian, March 30, 2014

Andrew E. Kramer, “Ukraine’s Hopes Riding on Chocolatier,” The New York Times, March 29, 2014

Louis Charbonneau, “Russia Threatened Countries Ahead of UN Vote on Ukraine–Envoys,” Reuters, March 28, 2014

Jonathan Weisman, “Kremlin Finds a Defender in Congress,” The New York Times, March 28, 2014

Jonathan Marcus, “Analysis: Could Russia Absorb Eastern Ukraine?,” BBC News, March 28, 2014

James Traub, “The Enemy We’ve Been Waiting For,” Foreign Policy, March 27, 2014

Nate Jones, “Vladimir Channels the Gipper,” Foreign Policy, March 27, 2014

Clifford Krauss, “Potential Crackdown on Russia Risks Also Punishing Western Oil Companies,” The New York Times, March 27, 2014

BBC, "Vladimir Putin: The Rebuilding of ‘Soviet’ Russia,” BBC News, March 27, 2014