Provides detailed historical overview and contemporary analysis on why the Baltics and Ukraine are historical and remain contemporary geopolitical hotspots. Provides analysis of cultural economic, environmental, and security factors influencing long-standing contentiousness over these regions. Places emphasis on how Russian behavior and policies influence this contentiousness. Concludes by noting that differences between the U.S. and its allies and conflicts within the U.S. Government may limit the ability of the U.S. to effectively respond to events in these disputed regions.
baltics, Ukraine, Russia, geopolitics, hotspots, crisis regions, United States, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
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Chapman, Bert, "The Baltics and Ukraine: Geopolitical Hotspots" (2019). Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research. Paper 223.
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