Distinguished University Professor, Chair of the Department of History and Classics, Director of the Stasiuk Program for the Study of Contemporary Ukraine, and President of the North American Association for Belarusian Studies. Received his M.A. from the University of Alberta in 1980, and Ph.D. from University of Sheffield in 1985. Specializes in Ukrainian, Russian, and Belarussian history. Latest book: Ukraine's Euromaidan: Analyses of a Civil Revolution in Ukraine. Co edited with Frederick V. Mills. Stuttgart Germany: ibidem Verlag and Columbia University Press, 2015.
Our Glorious Past': Lukashenka's Belarus and the Great Patriotic War(Ibidem-Verlag, Hannover, Germany, 2014)
Holodomor: Causes of the Famine of 1932-1933 in Ukraine (Heritage Press, 2011)
Russia in the Twentieth Century: the Quest for Stability (Harlow, UK: Pearson-Longman, 2011), 410 pp.
Heroes and Villains: Creating National History in Contemporary Ukraine (Budapest and New York: Central European University Press, 2007 cloth, 2008 paperback.
The Lukashenka Phenomenon: Elections, Propaganda, and the Foundations of Political Authority in Belarus (Trondheim, Norway: Trondheim Studies on East European Cultures and Societies, No. 21, 2007).
Historiya ZSRR: od rewolucji do rozpadu (Wroclaw, Poland: Ossolineum Publishers, 2006)
Prospects for Democracy in Belarus (Washington, DC: GMFUS-Heinrich Boll, 2006) [Co-edited with Joerg Forbrig and Pavol Demes]. Second revised edition published later in the same year.
The Collapse of the Soviet Union, 1985-1991 (Harlow, Essex: Pearson Education-Longman, 2004)
Motherland: Russia in the 20th Century (London: Longman, 2002)
Lenin's Revolution: Russia 1917-1921 (London: Wesley, Addison, and Longman, 2000)
Belarus: A Denationalized Nation (Amsterdam: Harwood Academic Publishers, 1999)
Nuclear Energy and Security in the Former Soviet Union (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1997) [co-edited with Marilyn J. Young]
Belarus: From Soviet Rule to Nuclear Catastrophe (Basingstoke, UK: Macmillan Press; New York, N.Y.: St. Martin's Press; and Edmonton, AB: The University of Alberta Press, 1996).
Stalinism in Ukraine in the 1940s (London: The Macmillan Press, 1992)
Ukraine Under Perestroika: Ecology, Economics, and the Workers' Revolt (London: The Macmillan Press, 1991)
The Social Impact of the Chernobyl Disaster (London: The Macmillan Press, 1988)
Chernobyl & Nuclear Power in the USSR (London: The Macmillan Press, 1987).