Published on March 12th, 2014 by Dean Foster
Central to this blog’s philosophy is uncovering the hidden driving forces behind the world’s headlines. One story that has captured global attention is the situation unfolding between Russia and Ukraine. The events in Ukraine surely can be interpreted through an economic and political lens, but a deeper explanation lies in an understanding of the national cultures of both Ukraine and Russia. A political interpretation of the dispute in the Crimea says Russia needs to maintain its naval access to the Mediterranean through its Black Sea port located in the Crimea.