Edward Lucas Says We Will Be Very Lucky If the War Conflict in Ukraine Would Be Frozen For Next 10-15 Years

Edward Lucas Says We Will Be Very Lucky If the War Conflict in Ukraine Would Be Frozen For Next 10-15 Years

  The world famous British journalist and writer of political essays, senior editor at ‘The Economist’ and author of ‘New Cold War’ best-seller had delivered the public lecture entitled ‘Russia and the Baltic’ on March 5, 2015 at the College of Europe, Natolin Campus in Warsaw, Poland.

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Current Events in Ukraine Featured During International Week at the University of Alberta

Current Events in Ukraine Featured During International Week  at the University of Alberta

A student showing support for Ukraine 30 January 2015—On 27 January 2015, as part of International Week on campus at the University of Alberta, the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (CIUS) participated in two sessions devoted to the current war in Ukraine and the Euromaidan Revolution preceding it. The first session, on War and Revolution in Ukraine, opened with a sketch of the background by Dr. Bohdan Harasymiw, acting coordinator of the Centre for Political…

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WAR IN UKRAINE: UNDECLARED, UNACKNOWLEDGED, AND UNABATED

WAR IN UKRAINE:  UNDECLARED, UNACKNOWLEDGED, AND UNABATED

Paper prepared for presentation at a CIUS seminar, University of Alberta, Edmonton, 20 January 2015 . We’re in an era of change. The wars of the past are diminishing. For America, the wars of the future are likely to be small, subtle, and waged by mysterious men of mysterious origin.  They’re shadow wars.[1] Is the dream of Ukrainian sovereignty—resuscitated most recently in 2014—about to be permanently extinguished? Is the undeclared war in eastern Ukraine’s oblasts…

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Bohdan Harasymiw. War in Ukraine: Undeclared, Unacknowledged, and Unabated

CIUS Seminar Series Bohdan Harasymiw Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Calgary, and Acting Coordinator, Centre for Political and Regional Studies at CIUS   Is the dream of Ukrainian sovereignty—resuscitated most recently in 2014—about to be permanently extinguished? Is the undeclared war in eastern Ukraine the last gasp? The answer depends on uncovering the true nature of the conflict going on there. Some are calling it a “civil war,” while others see…

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Symposium: “Negotiating Borders: Comparing the Experience of Canada, Europe, and Ukraine”

An Important and Timely Symposium: “Negotiating Borders: Comparing the Experience of Canada, Europe, and Ukraine” Recent events in Ukraine, part of which was annexed by Russia, while another part became a war zone owing to the actions of pro-Russian separatists indicated, among other serious consequences a severe crisis of the existing political architecture in Europe, with potentially wider international repercussions. Such principles as international security guarantees, the existing friendship and partnership agreement between Ukraine and Russia, and the “inviolability of…

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Putinism: The Slow Rise of a Radical Right Regime in Russia

Putinism: The Slow Rise of a Radical Right Regime in Russia

Volodymyr Kravchenko Reviews Marcel H. van Herpen’s Putinism: The Slow Rise of a Radical Right Regime in Russia Marcel H. van Herpen, Putinism: The Slow Rise of a Radical Right Regime in Russia (Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), 278 pp. Russia’s condition in recent years and everything associated with it has been attracting ever-increasing attention on the part of Western observers and politicians. The armed Russo-Ukrainian conflict of 2014, spilling across national boundaries, has added…

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