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Dr. Aleprete Publishes Article on Russian Intervention in the Ukraine Crisis

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Posted on Friday, January 20, 2017

Dr. Michael Aleprete, associate professor at Westminster College, recently published his article "Minimizing Loss: Explaining Russian Policy Choices during the Ukrainian Crisis" in the Soviet & Post Soviet Review. His article was published as part of a special issue focused on the Ukraine Crisis.

Aleprete’s research examined realist and liberal scholars of international relations differing interpretations of Russia’s decision to militarily intervene in Ukraine. After applying insights from the foreign policy decision making literature and a close examination of events from late 2013 through the Russian military interventions in Crimea and Eastern Ukraine, Aleprete reveals the weaknesses in both the realist and liberal explanations of the crisis.

A link to the journal issue is available here:

Dr. Aleprete completed his undergraduate degree at Duquesne University and earned his Masters and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Pittsburgh. Trained in the areas of international conflict, international relations theory, and the comparative politics of the former Soviet Union, his research interests include, third party interventions in war, the political geography of border areas, U.S. and Russian foreign policy, nationalism and peacekeeping.

For more information, contact Aleprete at 724-946-7254 or