Any historical situation contains elements of both the particular and the universal. The job of the historian is to help disentangle the universal from the...

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In Ukraine, the revolutionary changes of 1991 started with the promises of institutionalized democracy, pluralist politics, and a free economy, and ended up with...

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One evening, in August 2014, Veronika was collecting her son from kindergarten in a town near Donetsk, just like every other day. A ceasefire had been promised,...

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Imagine a worst-case scenario in which Moscow one day decides to use its full arsenal of conventional weaponry – including air as well as maritime power,...

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On Both Sides of the Front

Vyacheslav Likhachev ・ August 2016

It is clear that the topic of “Fascists” in the context of the Ukrainian-Russian conflict entails two dimensions: they can be provisionally described as the “...

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The difficulty with Ukraine’s past is that it is intensely contested and controversial. On many issues there can be no definitive conclusions among scholars as...

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Ukraine needs to shed its Soviet past and translate the victory of Maidan into real reform and European integration. This must be achieved through dialogue and...

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"Decommunization" and Academic Discussion

Volodymyr Viatrovych ・ May 2015

The lack of a decommunization policy in Ukraine after its declaration of independence was one of the reasons that led to the revanchist neo-Soviet regime of...

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As scholars and experts long committed to Ukraine’s regeneration and freedom, we regard these laws with the deepest foreboding. Their content and spirit...

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Vladimir Zhirinovsky, the head of the LDPR party, envisaged a southern enlargement of the Russian state that would go significantly further than a re-occupation...

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