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Think Russia's land grab is unique? Think again.
Think Russia's land grab is unique? Think again.

It has become a truism in discussions of Russia's takeover of Crimea that in the post-World War II international order, countries no longer rewrite borders through force — or if they do, rarely find themselves faced with determined opposition from other states. As Secretary of State John F. Kerry put it, the Crimea campaign is a "19th century act." -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Conquests: An March 24 Op-Ed about modern-day conquests said Cyprus is a member of NATO. It is not. — -------------------- Such statements ignore major pieces of inconvenient history. Though it is too early to say much about the 21st century, the late 20th century saw countries...

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