The Geopolitics of the Crisis in Ukraine

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Soldiers who were among several hundred that took up positions around a Ukrainian military base walk towards their parked vehicles in Crimea on March 2, 2014 in Perevalne, Ukraine.

Stephen F. Cohen, professor emeritus at NYU and Princeton, contributing editor to The Nation and author of Soviet Fates and Lost Alternatives: From Stalinism to the New Cold War, explains the political forces in the U.S., E.U. and Russia that are driving the crisis in Ukraine - and the possibilities for how it might end.