Category Archives: EuroMaidan

Ukraine at 24

David Marples On its 24th anniversary, Ukraine’s problems continue to multiply: the GDP continues to fall, if not as catastrophically as last year and the possibility of default in payment of debts remains high; the Minsk-2 ceasefire barely holds in

Ukraine at 24

David Marples On its 24th anniversary, Ukraine’s problems continue to multiply: the GDP continues to fall, if not as catastrophically as last year and the possibility of default in payment of debts remains high; the Minsk-2 ceasefire barely holds in

VOLODYMYR VIATROVYCH AND UKRAINE’S DE-COMMUNIZATION LAWS

David Marples Volodymyr Viatrovych’s response to the Open Letter [http://krytyka.com/en/solutions/opinions/decommunization-and-academic-discussion], written and signed by some 70 scholars from North America, Western Europe, and Ukraine in response to the April 9, 2015, laws makes a number of unwarranted assumptions about our intentions

VOLODYMYR VIATROVYCH AND UKRAINE’S DE-COMMUNIZATION LAWS

David Marples Volodymyr Viatrovych’s response to the Open Letter [http://krytyka.com/en/solutions/opinions/decommunization-and-academic-discussion], written and signed by some 70 scholars from North America, Western Europe, and Ukraine in response to the April 9, 2015, laws makes a number of unwarranted assumptions about our intentions

Comparing Maidan 2004 with Euromaidan 2014

David Marples Several analysts have examined the links between the so-called Orange Revolution in Ukraine of 2004 and EuroMaidan in 2013-14. There were also other earlier mass protests in the Maidan, including one by students in 1990 that played a

Comparing Maidan 2004 with Euromaidan 2014

David Marples Several analysts have examined the links between the so-called Orange Revolution in Ukraine of 2004 and EuroMaidan in 2013-14. There were also other earlier mass protests in the Maidan, including one by students in 1990 that played a

ONE YEAR AFTER EUROMAIDAN

David Marples Commemorations of the first anniversary of Euromaidan and the fall of the Yanukovych presidency have been taking place in Ukraine. Conversely, the Russian government and media have indulged in denunciations of the same, including a march through Moscow

ONE YEAR AFTER EUROMAIDAN

David Marples Commemorations of the first anniversary of Euromaidan and the fall of the Yanukovych presidency have been taking place in Ukraine. Conversely, the Russian government and media have indulged in denunciations of the same, including a march through Moscow

THE SNIPERS’ MASSACRE IN KYIV

David Marples On October 17, at a symposium on “Negotiating Borders” organized by the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Alberta, Ivan Katchanovski, an Ottawa-based scholar, presented a paper on “The ‘Snipers’ Massacre’ on the Maidan in

THE SNIPERS’ MASSACRE IN KYIV

David Marples On October 17, at a symposium on “Negotiating Borders” organized by the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Alberta, Ivan Katchanovski, an Ottawa-based scholar, presented a paper on “The ‘Snipers’ Massacre’ on the Maidan in

A UKRAINIAN THESAURUS IN RUSSIAN

Tanya Zaharchenko Much has been written about Ukraine lately, as commentators continue to offer competing interpretations of the recent complex and gruelling events in this diverse and dynamic Eastern European country. Rather than recount the chronology of these events, this

A UKRAINIAN THESAURUS IN RUSSIAN

Tanya Zaharchenko Much has been written about Ukraine lately, as commentators continue to offer competing interpretations of the recent complex and gruelling events in this diverse and dynamic Eastern European country. Rather than recount the chronology of these events, this

ON THE LOGIC OF NATION/STATE-BUILDING/BREAKING IN “UKRAINE”

Oleksandr Melnyk The events of recent months: “Euro-Maidan revolution” in Kyiv; Russia’s annexation of Crimea; the emergence of a pro-Russian separatist movement in eastern and southern regions (clandestinely supported by the government of the Russian Federation); and the “counter-terrorist operation”

ON THE LOGIC OF NATION/STATE-BUILDING/BREAKING IN “UKRAINE”

Oleksandr Melnyk The events of recent months: “Euro-Maidan revolution” in Kyiv; Russia’s annexation of Crimea; the emergence of a pro-Russian separatist movement in eastern and southern regions (clandestinely supported by the government of the Russian Federation); and the “counter-terrorist operation”

UKRAINE’S CRISIS AND THE “WHAT IF” IN UKRAINIAN HISTORY

Taras Kuzio In completing the writing of my 1,200-page Contemporary History of Ukraine (which will be published as an 800-page book) that spans Ukrainian history from 1953 to the present, I was often forced to ask the question of “What

UKRAINE’S CRISIS AND THE “WHAT IF” IN UKRAINIAN HISTORY

Taras Kuzio In completing the writing of my 1,200-page Contemporary History of Ukraine (which will be published as an 800-page book) that spans Ukrainian history from 1953 to the present, I was often forced to ask the question of “What

THE WAR OVER UKRAINE

David Marples The tragic events in Odesa indicate the escalating war in Ukraine: from separatists, to ultras, football fans, or the Right Sector, the groups involved are fanatical and determined, though it is not always clear what their respective desired

THE WAR OVER UKRAINE

David Marples The tragic events in Odesa indicate the escalating war in Ukraine: from separatists, to ultras, football fans, or the Right Sector, the groups involved are fanatical and determined, though it is not always clear what their respective desired

Consequences and False Dominoes: The Crisis in and over Ukraine

Tarik Cyril Amar Origins: Elections have Consequences Ukraine has turned from “borderland” to “on the edge,” the scene of a frightening act of collective brinksmanship. How did we get here? Clearly, the trigger (but not more) for the current Ukrainian

Consequences and False Dominoes: The Crisis in and over Ukraine

Tarik Cyril Amar Origins: Elections have Consequences Ukraine has turned from “borderland” to “on the edge,” the scene of a frightening act of collective brinksmanship. How did we get here? Clearly, the trigger (but not more) for the current Ukrainian

EuroMaidan and Crimea: Recapping Five Months of Change in Ukraine

David Marples From November 2013 to the end of February 2014, protesters gathered on Kyiv’s central square, in a series of demonstrations known as the Euro-Maidan. These protests have involved several distinct stages, culminating in what some analysts have called

EuroMaidan and Crimea: Recapping Five Months of Change in Ukraine

David Marples From November 2013 to the end of February 2014, protesters gathered on Kyiv’s central square, in a series of demonstrations known as the Euro-Maidan. These protests have involved several distinct stages, culminating in what some analysts have called

WHERE ARE THE WOMEN OF UKRAINE?

Olesya Khromeychuk Two days before International Women’s Day two activists belonging to the FEMEN protest group were beaten up in Crimea. The two women, their topless bodies daubed with the words ‘Stop Putin’s War’, were carried away from the crowd

WHERE ARE THE WOMEN OF UKRAINE?

Olesya Khromeychuk Two days before International Women’s Day two activists belonging to the FEMEN protest group were beaten up in Crimea. The two women, their topless bodies daubed with the words ‘Stop Putin’s War’, were carried away from the crowd