March 8, 2022

Daniel Treisman - Putin and Crimea: Anatomy of a Decision

From Daniel Treisman's website:

Daniel Treisman is a professor of political science at the University of California, Los Angeles and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. In 2021-22, he is a visiting fellow at Stanford University’s Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences.

His research focuses on Russian politics and economics as well as comparative political economy, including in particular the analysis of democratization, the politics of authoritarian states, political decentralization, and corruption.

An excerpt from, "Why Putin Took Crimea: The Gambler in the Kremlin" By Daniel Treisman, Foreign Affairs, May/June 2016:

Yet Putin also told me, at a reception in Sochi in October 2015, that the operation to seize the peninsula was "spontaneous" and was "not at all" planned long in advance.

Video Title: Daniel Treisman (UCLA) “Putin and Crimea: Anatomy of a Decision” Source: Reed College: Date Published: April 12, 2016.