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A Softer Iron Curtain Falls in Ukraine

Eugene Chausovsky
Senior Eurasia Analyst, Stratfor
Feb 23, 2016 | 09:00 GMT
Ukraine has become a symbol of the ongoing competition between Russia and the West.

Children hold portraits of Russian President Vladimir Putin as they take part in a rally in the Crimean city of Sevastopol. Ukraine has become a symbol of the ongoing competition between two superpowers: Russia and the West.

(MAX VETROV/AFP/Getty Images)

Much like Germany after World War II, Ukraine has become a symbol of the ongoing competition between two superpowers. Understanding Ukraine's role in the Russia-West rivalry is crucial to envisioning how Europe's future may evolve....

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