Author profile: Taras Kuzio

Taras Kuzio is a Non-Resident Fellow at the Centre for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Study and Professor, Department of Political Science, National University Kyiv Mohyla Academy. He is the author and editor of 21 books and think tank monographs, including Putin’s War Against Ukraine. Revolution, Nationalism, and Crime (2017), Ukraine. Democratization, Corruption and the New Russian Imperialism (2015), The Crimea. Europe’s Next Flashpoint? (2010) and Ukraine-Crimea-Russia: Triangle of Conflict (2007).

Ukrainian and European Populism: Different but Also Very Similar

Ukrainian and European Populism: Different but Also Very Similar

In 2019, Ukrainian voters will be given the choice between voting for the current political forces or the populist alternative. Everyone will be closely watching.

The Origins of Peace, Non-Violence, and Conflict in Ukraine

The Origins of Peace, Non-Violence, and Conflict in Ukraine

The rise of authoritarianism, West-supported popular protests, NATO/EU enlargement, and Russia’s foreign policy are the main causes of the Ukraine crisis.

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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