Putin’s immigration plan: Grab Russian labor with foreign land

Charles Geisler is a scholar on military land grabs, a team leader in Cornell University’s Institute for the Social Sciences project on Contested Global Landscapes, and professor of Development Sociology. He says that Russia’s military annexation of Crimea is as much about labor as it is about land. Geisler says: “Large-scale land acquisitions are occurring […]

Secession similarities, from Crimea to Catalonia

Barry Strauss, an expert on global history, government and conflict and professor of History at Cornell University, notes that secession movements in Venice, Scotland, Quebec and in Spain’s Catalonia region starkly differ from the movement to split Crimea from Ukraine. Strauss says: “When it comes to secession movements, one size does not fit all. The […]