Reconciliation between parties in a violent conflict usually depends first of all on an end to the violence. In her contribution to this discussion forum, Oxana...

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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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Minority identities have come to figure centrally in constructions of Ukrainian identity, as post-Soviet Ukrainians seek to define themselves as modern and...

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The signing of the nuclear agreement with Iran, or the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), as it is known, has already been touted as potentially the...

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The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is intended 
to stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. If fully implemented, the physical constraints and...

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Iran, Ukraine, and the Global Nuclear Order

Mariana Budjeryn ・ August 2015

The Iran deal and the Budapest Memorandum have at least two things in common. Firstly, they are both manifestations of the international community’s efforts to...

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On Shoddy Laws and Insensitive Critics

Volodymyr Kulyk ・ May 2015

Сondemning the Communist regime is no more divisive than condemning Nazism, which German authorities after World War II only undertook under pressure from their...

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Among historians, two clear camps have formed, and they (to paraphrase Mikhail Zoshchenko) have “expressed their ideology to the fullest.” At times this...

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The Case of Decommunization

Mykhailo Haukhman ・ May 2015

What is the difference between “decommunization” and “de-Sovietization,” and why do we speak of “decommunization” today specifically, and not “de-Sovietization...

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During the last 30-40 years, the concept of the public intellectual has become the subject of a heated debate in Western Europe and North America. Revived...

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