Quandaries of the Kerch Crisis

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December 24, 2018 Topic: Security Region: Europe Tags: Sea Of AzovUkraineRussiaNATOAmerica

Quandaries of the Kerch Crisis

The United States must act cautiously to defuse the new crisis in the Sea of Azov.


Let’s not forget that nobody was killed in the incident and it did not have to end that way, of course.

Lyle J. Goldstein is a research professor in the China Maritime Studies Institute at the United States Naval War College in Newport, RI. In addition to Chinese, he also speaks Russian, and he is also an affiliate of the new Russia Maritime Studies Institute at Naval War College. You can reach him at [email protected]. The opinions in his columns are entirely his own and do not reflect the official assessments of the U.S. Navy or any other agency of the U.S. government.


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