Brief: Ukraine and Russia’s War of Words

Both flex their militaries from time to time, but neither wants to go to war.

Background: Ukraine and Russia are still at odds over Crimea, which was annexed by Russia in 2014. (A popular referendum later upheld the annexation.) Both flex their militaries from time to time, but the truth is that neither wants to go to war, preferring instead to use tools such as the media to shape the […]

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