Open Access Book – Ukraine in Conflict: An Analytical Chronicle

Ukraine in Conflict: An Analytical Chronicle. An E-IR Open Access Book by David R. Marples.

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Through a series of articles written between 2013 and 2017, this book examines Ukraine during its period of conflict – from the protests and uprising of Euromaidan, to the Russian annexation of Crimea and the outbreak of war in Ukraine’s two eastern provinces Donetsk and Luhansk. It also looks at Ukraine’s response to Russian incursions in the form of Decommunisation – the removal of Lenin statues, Communist symbols, and the imposition of the so-called Memory Laws of the spring of 2015. The book places these events in the context of the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union, and Ukraine’s geostrategic location between Russia and the European Union. It seeks to provide answers to questions that are too often mired in propaganda and invective and to assess whether the road Ukraine has taken is likely to end in success or failure.


Table of Contents

  1. PROSPECTS FOR ‘PUTINISM’ IN UKRAINE
  2. UKRAINE’S ASSOCIATION AGREEMENT WITH THE EU: ACCEPTABLE COMPROMISES AND SHARED HYPOCRISIES
  3. WHAT DO UKRAINIANS WANT?
  4. EUROMAIDAN: IS THERE AN END GAME?
  5. THE PEOPLE AND THE OPPOSITION
  6. ANALYSING EUROMAIDAN FROM THE WEST
  7. INSIDE THE HEAD OF V.V. PUTIN
  8. CRIMEA: RECAPPING FIVE MONTHS OF CHANGE IN UKRAINE
  9. ODESA AND THE ESCALATING WAR
  10. KING COAL AND THE FUTURE OF THE UKRAINIAN DONBAS
  11. IGOR STRELKOV: MOSCOW AGENT OR MILITARY ROMANTIC?
  12. PUTIN’S DWINDLING OPTIONS IN UKRAINE
  13. LONG LIVE THE DONETSK PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC!
  14. THE AFTERMATH OF MH-17
  15. THE UKRAINIAN ARMY IS UNPREPARED FOR WAR
  16. @FUCKYOUPUTIN
  17. ASSESSING UKRAINE’S OPTIONS
  18. PREPARING FOR NEW PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS
IN UKRAINE
  19. THE SNIPERS’ MASSACRE IN KYIV
  20. THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLICS CAST THEIR VOTES
  21. POROSHENKO’S CHOICES AFTER THE PARLIAMENTARY
ELECTIONS
  22. MINSK-2
  23. ONE YEAR AFTER EUROMAIDAN
  24. COMPARING MAIDAN 2004 WITH EUROMAIDAN 2014
  25. ETHNIC AND SOCIAL COMPOSITION OF UKRAINE’S REGIONS 
AND VOTING PATTERNS
  26. UKRAINIAN PARLIAMENT LEGALISES ‘FIGHTERS FOR
INDEPENDENCE IN THE 21ST CENTURY’
  27. VOLODYMYR VIATROVYCH AND UKRAINE’S DECOMMUNISATION LAWS
  28. KYIV REVISITED
  29. WHAT TO DO WITH DONBAS: PHASE 3
  30. UKRAINE AT 24
  31. PEACE AT LAST IN UKRAINE? ANALYSING RUSSIAN GOALS
  32. COMMUNIST HEROES OF UKRAINE
  33. THE DNR, ‘GRISHA PHILLIPS’, AND SPEAKING THE TRUTH
  34. RUSSIANS AS TERRORIST VICTIMS
  35. DECENTRALISATION: PROS, CONS, AND PROSPECTS
  36. THE ‘IMMINENT COLLAPSE OF RUSSIA’: A RESPONSE TO
ALEXANDER J. MOTYL
  37. POROSHENKO, POLLS, AND THE RISE OF THE ‘GAS PRINCESS’
  38. UKRAINE AND RUSSIA: REWRITING HISTORIES
  39. THE DONALD ON CRIMEA
  40. DEATH OF A SEPARATIST LEADER
  41. THE DESTRUCTION OF ‘COLONIAL REMNANTS’

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