Student Government Crimea Crisis Questions and LinksAnswer each of the questions on a piece of paper. Each question is a hyperlink that will take you to an article that will research to answer the question.
- What is the history of Ukraine? How did it get where it is today?
- What is Crimea’s political history? What are Russia’s interests there?
- What is the danger of full-blown war in the region?
- Why has the international community compared the situation in Crimea as similar to the 2008 conflict in Georgia, which resulted in South Ossetia breaking away from Georgia and being recognized as its own country?
- What options does President Obama have in terms of a U.S. response? Why has the Crimean crisis been called the “most difficult foreign policy test of his presidency”?
- How might the United States’ reaction to the Crimean situation impact relations between America and the Middle East? How do Ukraine's economic challenges impact the world economy?
- How successful have the international community's diplomacy efforts been thus far?
- What is the situation like for people living in Crimea?