Monthly Archives: August 2011

Ukraine at 20

David Marples Twenty years ago, the Ukrainian parliament declared independence, following a failed putsch in Moscow. The dramatic move virtually guaranteed the end of the Soviet Union, as Mikhail Gorbachev admitted. It also raised hopes that the new state of

Ukraine at 20

David Marples Twenty years ago, the Ukrainian parliament declared independence, following a failed putsch in Moscow. The dramatic move virtually guaranteed the end of the Soviet Union, as Mikhail Gorbachev admitted. It also raised hopes that the new state of

Ukraine after 20 Years: the Glass is still Half-Empty

Mykola Riabchuk Ukrainian Independence Day is still an event that evokes a flood of articles, memoirs, speeches, and debates in the national mass media, sometimes pathetic and pompous, but in most cases embittered, frustrated and utterly sarcastic. Oleksandr Irvanets, a

Ukraine after 20 Years: the Glass is still Half-Empty

Mykola Riabchuk Ukrainian Independence Day is still an event that evokes a flood of articles, memoirs, speeches, and debates in the national mass media, sometimes pathetic and pompous, but in most cases embittered, frustrated and utterly sarcastic. Oleksandr Irvanets, a

Gas Fuels Ukraine’s Political Strife

David Marples Former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko is on trial in Kyiv for negotiating a gas deal with Russia two years ago that was allegedly unfavorable to Ukraine. Last week she was hauled off to jail for her behavior

Gas Fuels Ukraine’s Political Strife

David Marples Former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko is on trial in Kyiv for negotiating a gas deal with Russia two years ago that was allegedly unfavorable to Ukraine. Last week she was hauled off to jail for her behavior

Erroneous Methods in J.-P. Himka’s Challenge to “Ukrainian Myths”

Roman Serbyn For some time now, Professor John-Paul Himka has been campaigning against what he calls “Ukrainian myths about traumatic aspects of the twentieth-century.” On 28 March 2011, he explained his chosen mission in his address at the University of

Erroneous Methods in J.-P. Himka’s Challenge to “Ukrainian Myths”

Roman Serbyn For some time now, Professor John-Paul Himka has been campaigning against what he calls “Ukrainian myths about traumatic aspects of the twentieth-century.” On 28 March 2011, he explained his chosen mission in his address at the University of

Interventions: Challenging the Myths of Twentieth-Century Ukrainian History

John-Paul Himka Department of History and Classics Winner of the J. Gordin Kaplan Award for Research Excellence University of Alberta Text based on an address delivered at the 2nd annual Celebration of Research and Creative Work Faculty of Arts, 28

Interventions: Challenging the Myths of Twentieth-Century Ukrainian History

John-Paul Himka Department of History and Classics Winner of the J. Gordin Kaplan Award for Research Excellence University of Alberta Text based on an address delivered at the 2nd annual Celebration of Research and Creative Work Faculty of Arts, 28

Beyond sticks and carrots: Western policy towards Ukraine

Iryna Solonenko and Peter Rutland The publication of a letter from a dozen academics titled “EU should get tough now with Yanukovych [11]” in the Kyiv Post on June 16 has triggered a lively debate [12] about Western policy towards

Beyond sticks and carrots: Western policy towards Ukraine

Iryna Solonenko and Peter Rutland The publication of a letter from a dozen academics titled “EU should get tough now with Yanukovych [11]” in the Kyiv Post on June 16 has triggered a lively debate [12] about Western policy towards