Last night, John Lilly, partner at Greylock and formerly chief executive at Mozilla tweeted and asked for recommended links about Crimea-Ukraine-Russia crisis that is unfolding in Eastern Europe. Instead of recommending the usual news bits-and-bobs, I shared some with him that give more context to the situation. Here is a list of seven I have found in past few days that I think are worth your time.
- What Crimea’s history can teach us about Crimea’s future. [Foreign Policy Magazine]
- Why the Crimean conflict is not a new cold war. [Rich Noack]
- Go west, young man (Or Dr. Strangelove’s revenge.) [Truthout]
- What’s going to happen to Ukraine. [Mother Jones]
- Putin’s War: Why President Obama had no options for saving Crimea. [Fred Kaplan]
- Russia and the West are tearing Ukraine apart. Time to stand down. [Anatol Lieven] [Also, this]
- Forget Putin, even other Russian leaders won’t let Ukraine go. [The Telegraph]
While not specific to Ukraine, these edited notes of a lecture by academic/author Paul Mason give you a greater context on what is happening to our world, though I am not sure I am in agreement entirely, but this is worth reading.