Category Archives: Russian-Ukrainian relations

Slavyansk

After Slaviansk

David Marples The loss of Slaviansk to Ukrainian government forces has placed the so-called people’s republics of Donetsk and Luhansk (DNR and LNR) in a quandary. Can the war be continued from the main oblast centers and, if so, for

Slavyansk

After Slaviansk

David Marples The loss of Slaviansk to Ukrainian government forces has placed the so-called people’s republics of Donetsk and Luhansk (DNR and LNR) in a quandary. Can the war be continued from the main oblast centers and, if so, for

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PUTIN’S DWINDLING OPTIONS IN UKRAINE

David Marples Vladimir Putin’s options in Ukraine appear to be diminishing as the war in the Donbas continues, despite an official ceasefire initiated on June 20 by Ukraine’s new president, Petro Poroshenko. After almost four months of conflict, which began

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PUTIN’S DWINDLING OPTIONS IN UKRAINE

David Marples Vladimir Putin’s options in Ukraine appear to be diminishing as the war in the Donbas continues, despite an official ceasefire initiated on June 20 by Ukraine’s new president, Petro Poroshenko. After almost four months of conflict, which began

CRIMEAN “REFERENDUM” A GROTESQUE FARCE

Halya Coynash Nobody expected a proper “referendum” from the puppet government in the Crimea, but it would be difficult to imagine anything more farcical than the ballot paper posted on the Crimean parliament’s website. The document, in three languages – Russian,

CRIMEAN “REFERENDUM” A GROTESQUE FARCE

Halya Coynash Nobody expected a proper “referendum” from the puppet government in the Crimea, but it would be difficult to imagine anything more farcical than the ballot paper posted on the Crimean parliament’s website. The document, in three languages – Russian,

EUROMAIDAN: IS THERE AN END GAME?

 David Marples  Is EuroMaidan going to change the face of Ukraine irrevocably or can the forces of the government and President Viktor Yanukovych recover? Is this Ukraine’s version of an Arab Spring or something that ultimately will change little?  We

EUROMAIDAN: IS THERE AN END GAME?

 David Marples  Is EuroMaidan going to change the face of Ukraine irrevocably or can the forces of the government and President Viktor Yanukovych recover? Is this Ukraine’s version of an Arab Spring or something that ultimately will change little?  We

Uneasy, Disturbing Developments in Ukraine

I. Konotop No matter how composed you think you are you can’t help but feel a bit shaken by the events of the last three days in Kyiv. Twenty years of living in Ukraine have long ago lulled me into a sense of ‘protest as

Uneasy, Disturbing Developments in Ukraine

I. Konotop No matter how composed you think you are you can’t help but feel a bit shaken by the events of the last three days in Kyiv. Twenty years of living in Ukraine have long ago lulled me into a sense of ‘protest as

What do Ukrainians want?

David Marples The mass protests in Ukraine that began last Sunday brought back memories of the Orange Revolution of 2004. But to what extent do they reflect sentiment throughout Ukraine? Many media accounts have reduced the impasse to a simplistic

What do Ukrainians want?

David Marples The mass protests in Ukraine that began last Sunday brought back memories of the Orange Revolution of 2004. But to what extent do they reflect sentiment throughout Ukraine? Many media accounts have reduced the impasse to a simplistic

Mission Improbable

Who’s Oiling the Propaganda Machine? Halya Coynash The propaganda preparations behind the refusal to release Tymoshenko and rejection of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement began months ago, gaining momentum through November.  While Russian pressure and strangulation of the economy were undoubtedly

Mission Improbable

Who’s Oiling the Propaganda Machine? Halya Coynash The propaganda preparations behind the refusal to release Tymoshenko and rejection of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement began months ago, gaining momentum through November.  While Russian pressure and strangulation of the economy were undoubtedly

UKRAINE’S ASSOCIATION AGREEMENT WITH THE EU: ACCEPTABLE COMPROMISES AND SHARED HYPOCRISIES

David R. Marples This paper will examine the prospects for Ukraine signing the Association Agreement with the EU and provide an assessment of the potential pitfalls and advantages of potential cooperation, as well as the responses of the leadership of

UKRAINE’S ASSOCIATION AGREEMENT WITH THE EU: ACCEPTABLE COMPROMISES AND SHARED HYPOCRISIES

David R. Marples This paper will examine the prospects for Ukraine signing the Association Agreement with the EU and provide an assessment of the potential pitfalls and advantages of potential cooperation, as well as the responses of the leadership of

The Real Barricades

Halya Coynash With the critical Vilnius Summit approaching in November and Russia making its position on EU-Ukraine Association  – together with readiness to use unacceptable weapons – all too clear, there is mounting pressure to view the issue in very

The Real Barricades

Halya Coynash With the critical Vilnius Summit approaching in November and Russia making its position on EU-Ukraine Association  – together with readiness to use unacceptable weapons – all too clear, there is mounting pressure to view the issue in very

PROSPECTS FOR ‘PUTINISM’ IN UKRAINE

David Marples and Myroslava Uniat Late July and early August provided examples of the application of “Putinism” in Ukraine: a foreign policy based on a combination of rudeness and pressure. The Russian president made a visit to Kyiv, which was

PROSPECTS FOR ‘PUTINISM’ IN UKRAINE

David Marples and Myroslava Uniat Late July and early August provided examples of the application of “Putinism” in Ukraine: a foreign policy based on a combination of rudeness and pressure. The Russian president made a visit to Kyiv, which was

On Ukrainian Studies There and Here (Concerning the conference in New York and Taras Kuzio’s article)

Andriy Portnov The conference “Russian and Ukrainian Nationalism: Entangled Histories,” organized by Columbia University’s Harriman Institute, took place on April 22-23. About a month later, it acquired a certain media publicity in an emotional article written by political scientist Taras

On Ukrainian Studies There and Here (Concerning the conference in New York and Taras Kuzio’s article)

Andriy Portnov The conference “Russian and Ukrainian Nationalism: Entangled Histories,” organized by Columbia University’s Harriman Institute, took place on April 22-23. About a month later, it acquired a certain media publicity in an emotional article written by political scientist Taras

To Ukraine, with Love [or] Russia’s Comedy Show

Mykola Riabchuk Last week, Russian president Vladimir Putin set another record, answering citizens’ questions in a televised Q & A session for five hours. The show was staged well, so that no uncomfortable or unexpected questions could offend the tsar’s

To Ukraine, with Love [or] Russia’s Comedy Show

Mykola Riabchuk Last week, Russian president Vladimir Putin set another record, answering citizens’ questions in a televised Q & A session for five hours. The show was staged well, so that no uncomfortable or unexpected questions could offend the tsar’s