The Craig Fahle Show

Crimean Vote Has 'No International Credibility Whatsoever'

Monday, March 17, 2014





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Crimea conducted a vote Sunday on whether to join Russia. Reportedly 96 percent voted in favor of joining, but the international community is skeptical of the vote's validity.

In fact, Brad Roth of Wayne State University (WSU), an expert in international law and state sovereignty, says, "[The vote in Crimea] has no international credibility whatsoever."

Aaron Retish, WSU associate professor of History, joins WSU associate professor of political science Kevin Deegan-Krause to break down the meaning and implications of this vote.

Deegan-Krause says that, due to losing international respect for its actions in Crimea, "Russia may win this battle, but may lose the broader war."

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