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Ukraine or Malorossia?

Ukraine or Malorossia?

What will it take for Vladimir Putin to come to terms with the fact that Ukraine is an independent country and not Malorossia, or ‘little Russia’?

What the Crimean Crisis Reveals About the Tensions in American Foreign Policy

What the Crimean Crisis Reveals About the Tensions in American Foreign Policy

The Crimean Crisis has exposed the growing distance in opinions on US foreign policy between an aggressive elite and weary public. A serious backlash is possible.

Russia, Ukraine, and the Testing of American Hegemony

Russia, Ukraine, and the Testing of American Hegemony

In response to Russia’s aggression in Crimea the US must take into account the strategic realities of the international system.

Brussels to the Rescue?

Brussels to the Rescue?

In Ukraine, Euromaidan protesters call for democracy. Their disappointment with the EU is growing as attempts to negotiate a way out of the crisis have largely failed.

Ukraine: Finding a Balance Between the EU and Russia

Ukraine: Finding a Balance Between the EU and Russia

Ukraine is divided between pro-European and pro-Russian choices. The foreign policy choices that it makes over the coming months could have significance in terms of its relationship with the EU.

Ukraine’s New Political Colours?

Ukraine’s New Political Colours?

Ukraine has been dominated in recent years by a corrupt elite whose heavy handed tactics have made it difficult for an effective opposition to organize. The key question is how will this new minority Parliament govern?

2012 Parliamentary Elections in Ukraine: Balancing on the Edge

2012 Parliamentary Elections in Ukraine: Balancing on the Edge

The 2012 elections showed that Ukraine’s ruling party blatantly facilitated the change in the laws and regulations in its favor. Yet, domestic democratic elements exist and are gaining strength.

Ukraine’s Parliamentary Elections: A Difficult Road Ahead For The Region’s Party

Ukraine’s Parliamentary Elections: A Difficult Road Ahead For The Region’s Party

The Ukrainian Parliamentary elections of October 2012 were contentious and preliminary reports suggest that the OSCE and other observers were not satisfied that the process was free and fair.

Is Ideological Competition in Europe Necessary?

Is Ideological Competition in Europe Necessary?

Western Europe’s alienation from its own Byzantine roots has done much to perpetuate Cold War divisions in people’s minds, long after they have disappeared from the political map. Ideological competition is not only unnecessary, it is a dead end. Envisioning an integral Europe that includes Russia has proved to be no easy task. It can be made somewhat easier, however, by regarding it as process of mutual rediscovery

Ukraine’s Orange Revolution Five Years On

Ukraine’s Orange Revolution Five Years On

The story of how Yushchenko came to power with high domestic and international expectations that he largely failed to fulfill will be a fascinating area for future research by historians, political scientists and sociologists. This article provides an initial overview of the Yushchenko presidency; first considering whether it was part of a ‘second wave’ of democratic breakthroughs from 1996-2004 (the ‘first wave’ being in 1989-1991) and then analyzing three factors that facilitated the Orange Revolution.

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