So much for the “spirit of international brotherhood” that the Olympics was supposed to inspire.
The crisis in Ukraine has reached a boiling point, with tensions between the United States and Russia at a level not seen since the Cold War. But in spite of the sometimes alarmist deluge of round-the-clock media coverage, it’s surprisingly challenging to sift through the noise and get a good grip on what’s actually going on. These seven short videos do a good job getting to the point and explaining specific aspects of the confrontation.
The latest developments (as of March 16)
A brief history of events leading up to this point
Russian-Ukraine Ties, Explained
Why Ukraine Matters So Much to Russia and the West
The Significance of Crimea
Prospects of U.S. military involvement
Cold War historical connections