Accuracy and the Problems of Ukrainian Studies

Accuracy and the Problems of Ukrainian Studies

I belong to the generation that valued Marvin Kalb’s journalism on the Soviet Union. When I heard that he had written a book on the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, I looked forward to reading it. My interest increased when I listened to an online presentation at the Brookings Institution in which he said that before writing the book he had looked at the region solely through a Russian prism.

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PUTIN’S WAR:  WHY IS HE WINNING?

PUTIN’S WAR:  WHY IS HE WINNING?

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s undeclared war on Ukraine has stirred considerable consternation, none of which has so far moderated, let alone influenced, his behaviour.  The boldness of his moves has been breathtaking.  Why is he so successful in pursuit of his strategy?  What is his strategy?  Can nothing stop him?  With astonishing impunity, Putin has defied international law and the norms of international relations.  He can do so because nothing in Ukraine, Russia, or beyond…

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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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