Tag Archive: Crimea

Current Events: Week Two

Crimea is still a hot topic.  This week we’re going to continue talking about the Russian occupation of Crimea.

Watch this interview from Fox News with former secretary of defense, Robert Gates.

Listen

Try to answer the following questions:

  • Why does Gates consider the Russian occupation of Crimea to be an aggressive act?
  • Gates says that Crimea « is gone », why does he think this?
  • Gates says that Putin is « opportunistic », why does he think this?

Think about it

After watching this video, what do you think  the general American perspective on the issue?