The Conflict Between the Ukraine and Russia Essay

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Introduction: The conflict between the Ukraine and Russia is the Ukraine's most long-standing and deadly crisis; since its post-Soviet independence began as a protest against the government dropping plans to forge closer trade ties with the European Union. The conflict between Russia and the Ukraine stems from more than twenty years of weak governance, the government’s inability to promote a coherent executive branch policy, an economy dominated by oligarchs and rife with corruption, heavy reliance on Russia, and distinct differences between Ukraine's population from both Eastern and Western regions in terms of linguistics, religion and ethnicity (Lucas 2009). Furthermore, the Ukraine and Russia have always shared a history; as both…show more content…
Moreover, globalization has resulted in the state not having as much control over phenomena such as global companies, information sharing (social media and google) and trading. In addition to the fact that states can no longer exercise control of their financial markets alone. Multilateral arrangements in the global economy such as IMF, GATT, G –7, as well as multi nation corporations frustrate states through threat of transfer pricing and relocating their production facilities (Goksel 2005). As a result globalisation has also undone some important cultural and psychological underpinnings of sovereignty. However, it is imperative to note that the effect of globalisation on different nation states will not be the same, because states differ domestically, historically, politically and socio-culturally. Therefore, states will make different policy choices in response to the same global phenomena (Held 1989, 237). Looking at the specific context of the Ukraine and Russia, it is evident that Globalization has influenced the underlying causes of the conflict and the impact of the Russian invasion. The international community is the structure that allows globalization to occur; however, the international community is restrained and dictated to by international law. International law: Under international law Russia’s invasion of the Crimean Peninsula is illegal as the Referendum held on the 16th of March by Russia infringed upon the
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