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Russia-Ukraine tensions: power posturing or trouble on the home front for Putin?

Vodograj/Shutterstock Marcin Kaczmarski, University of Glasgow and Kasia Kaczmarska, University of Edinburgh There is a pressing need to understand what’s behind Moscow’s growing threat to use military force against Ukraine. The real motivation for Russia’s aggression will largely determine the west’s room for manoeuvre. Despite amassing 100,000 troops on its western border with Ukraine, Russia has repeatedly denied that it …

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