Crimea Crisis 2014 On this page experts will provide background information on the conflict between Ukraine and Russia and discuss implications for Europe. Putin’s great game (17 July 2014) Russia’s undeclared war against Ukraine continues. The death toll is terrible. At the dawn of the 21st century, Putin is behaving like the power-hungry monarchs of one hundred years ago, writes HSG professor Ulrich M. Schmid. Video: Putin's Ukraine Policy (21 May 2014) Professor Simon Evenett on energy policy issues related to the Ukraine crisis, the tense relations between Russia and the EU, and the impact of the conflict on the emerging markets. A video interview. Video pt. 2: Between Soviet nostalgia and Ukrainian nationalism (10 March 2014, in German) Ulrich Schmid, a professor of culture and society of Russia, about the background of the current crisis, Ukrainian nationalism and the special status of Crimea. A video interview. Video pt.1: Power struggle in the Crimea (7 March 2014, in German) Professor Ulrich Schmid on the Crimean conflict, Russia's strategy and the consequences of European sanctions. A video interview. Comment: "Europe must take up position" (6 March 2014, in German) “Now that Russia is occupying Crimea, the West’s previous Russian strategy has failed. Europe must take up position”, writes Professor of Political Science James W. Davis in his opinion Piece. Comment: Managed winter games in Russia (13 January 2014) The terrorist attacks in Volgograd have damaged Putin’s campaign for Russian prestige. University of St. Gallen Professor Ulrich Schmid looks at the developments surrounding the managed Winter Olympics.