Impeachment inquiry refocuses attention on the war in Ukraine

Impeachment inquiry refocuses attention on the war in Ukraine

On November 13, 2019, the House Intelligence Committee started an inquiry hearing into possible impeachable dealings by US President Donald Trump. The event initiating the process was a telephone call between Trump [or the POTUS] and the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, on July 25. During the conversation, Trump pressured Zelensky to open a criminal investigation against Joseph Biden, a former vice-president (2009–17) and possible rival candidate in the 2020 presidential election, and his son…

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Myroslav Yurkevich: “Ukrainian Studies and the Western Scholarly Mainstream”

Myroslav Yurkevich: “Ukrainian Studies and the Western Scholarly Mainstream”

Myroslav Yurkevich is senior editor of the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies Press and has participated in the Hrushevsky Translation Project at CIUS since its inception. A former editor of the Journal of Ukrainian Studies, he has also translated academic articles and government documents.   Oleksandr Pankieiev: Please tell us what led to your current role at CIUS. Myroslav Yurkevich: I studied Russian and East European history at the universities of Toronto and Michigan, and…

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Volodymyr Kravchenko: “Ukrainian Studies in Canada: Text and Context”

Volodymyr Kravchenko: “Ukrainian Studies in Canada: Text and Context”

 Volodymyr Kravchenko, Director of the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta.   Oleksandr Pankieiev: This year Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies is celebrating its fortieth anniversary and the beginning of Ukrainian studies in Canada. How has the institute changed over the years? What new challenges and tasks does it face as compared with 1976? Volodymyr Kravchenko: The institute is preparing to celebrate its fortieth anniversary, but the history of Ukrainian studies is much longer. Actually,…

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