annexation

defense & security

Romania Is Starting to Freak Out About Russian Designs on Transnistria

Romania, a NATO member, is reversing years of military neglect, spurred by fears that it could end up with front-row seats for a Transnistrian replay of last year's events in Ukraine and Crimea.
Torie Rose DeGhett
10.6.15
politics

Venezuela Is Suddenly Intent on Annexing Two-Thirds of Neighboring Guyana

Critics of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro have decried the revival of the territorial claim as a farce that is meant to distract Venezuelans from their country’s economic crisis.
Alicia Hernández
7.14.15
politics

Putin Parties Down with Pop Singers at Rally Celebrating Anniversary of Crimea Annexation

The carefully stage-managed patriotic display included Putin singing the national anthem as some in the crowd enthusiastically chanted his name.
Alec Luhn
3.18.15
Europe

Putin Reveals He Ordered the Annexation of Crimea on the Day Yanukovych Fled Kiev

In a documentary trailer, Putin speaks of a secret meeting on February 22 in which he told security services to "begin the work to bring Crimea back into Russia."
Jenna Corderoy
3.9.15
ukraine

Like It or Not, Crimea Got Even More Russian Today

With a branch of Russia's parliament voting overwhelmingly to annex the Ukrainian peninsula, Crimea is looking pretty solidly Russian.
Alice Speri
3.20.14
Crimea

The Day Crimeans Woke Up in Russia

A day after nearly 97 percent of Crimean voters opted to join Russia, the peninsula’s authorities unilaterally declared independence.
Alice Speri
3.17.14