Category Archives: Yanukovych

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ETHNIC AND SOCIAL COMPOSITION OF UKRAINE’S REGIONS AND VOTING PATTERNS

David Marples This paper looks at the ethnic and social makeup of Ukrainian regions and its impact on voting patterns over the past two decades. While skeptical of a simplistic division of the country through spoken language and ethnic affiliation,

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ETHNIC AND SOCIAL COMPOSITION OF UKRAINE’S REGIONS AND VOTING PATTERNS

David Marples This paper looks at the ethnic and social makeup of Ukrainian regions and its impact on voting patterns over the past two decades. While skeptical of a simplistic division of the country through spoken language and ethnic affiliation,

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Ukraine: Corruption Doesn’t Capture It

Tatiana R. Zaharchenko Since it became an independent state 23 years ago, Ukraine has been looted by its structure of government at all levels and those close to it. The word “corruption” is not adequate to describe present-day Ukraine, and

Ukraine: Corruption Doesn’t Capture It

Tatiana R. Zaharchenko Since it became an independent state 23 years ago, Ukraine has been looted by its structure of government at all levels and those close to it. The word “corruption” is not adequate to describe present-day Ukraine, and

Viktor Yanukovych: From Partner to Violent Kleptocrat

Taras Kuzio Over the course of four years a highly negative view of Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovych has evolved from that espoused by only a minority to being uncontested. This was because much of what US and EU policymakers had

Viktor Yanukovych: From Partner to Violent Kleptocrat

Taras Kuzio Over the course of four years a highly negative view of Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovych has evolved from that espoused by only a minority to being uncontested. This was because much of what US and EU policymakers had

Kyiv Trip, February 4, 2013

Timothy Ash Kyiv trip takes outs, part II We continued our Kyiv visit today and herein are a few additional takeouts from our various meetings, plus impressions from a walk around Maidan. Taking the last of these first, I was

Kyiv Trip, February 4, 2013

Timothy Ash Kyiv trip takes outs, part II We continued our Kyiv visit today and herein are a few additional takeouts from our various meetings, plus impressions from a walk around Maidan. Taking the last of these first, I was

EUROMAIDAN, THE PEOPLE, AND THE OPPOSITION

David Marples As the protests that started in Ukraine since later November continue, it seems worthwhile to consider their goals and leaders, some of which have evolved or changed since the initial fury at President Viktor Yanukovych’s change of heart

EUROMAIDAN, THE PEOPLE, AND THE OPPOSITION

David Marples As the protests that started in Ukraine since later November continue, it seems worthwhile to consider their goals and leaders, some of which have evolved or changed since the initial fury at President Viktor Yanukovych’s change of heart

A Voice From The Field of Battle And Governmental Duplicity

Myroslav Marynovych In what way is today’s regime in Ukraine any different than the Bolshevik regime? The Communists committed crimes driven by ideology while Yanukovych’s regime is doing the same, only basing its actions on criminal logic. The government has

A Voice From The Field of Battle And Governmental Duplicity

Myroslav Marynovych In what way is today’s regime in Ukraine any different than the Bolshevik regime? The Communists committed crimes driven by ideology while Yanukovych’s regime is doing the same, only basing its actions on criminal logic. The government has