Tanner Holland is a Europe-Eurasia Intern at The Jamestown Foundation. His research focuses on Russia, Ukraine, and the broader post-Soviet space. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from American University in Washington, D.C. and has written previously on predicting Russian military behavior and anti-corruption efforts in Ukraine.
In the heat of the spring and summer of 2014, a full-scale Russian invasion to create a land bridge to recently annexed Crimea appeared overwhelmingly likely. Such a move by