This Crimea conflict is seemingly out of control. While the invasion was a shock to everyone, I don’t know why- Crimea was formerly a part of Russia, Putin has shown very little regard for the West’s authority in previous engagements, and the EU has no backbone for sanctions or war. Seems like a perfect recipe for a quasi-invasion.
This situation is fascinating. Putin’s decision process always amazes me; he’s portrayed as part genius part lunatic. It’s hard to know whether he’s the chessmaster or whether he’s in over his head.
We’ll be talking more about the neuro behind decision making in the future, including unique neuroeconomics perspective on war!