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Timothy Snyder. Civic history (foreword to the book “Ukrainian history, Russian politics, European future”)

How can the study of history help us to understand current affairs?  In interpreting Ukrainian revolution and Russian intervention, how might it help to know something about the east European past?  Or, in a more general way, how might it help to have a historical sensibility, a sense that the events of the present are […]

Decoding Ukraine

20/02/2014 Anne Applebaum A lexicon of the smears, stereotypes, and clichés used to describe the battle for the country’s future. Warsaw, Poland — For those who are new to the subject — indeed, for those who have been following it for many years — the Ukrainian crisis can seem murky. The Ukrainians have a president, […]

A need to contain Russia

20 March 2014 Anne Appelbaum There have been high moments: Bill Clinton and Boris Yeltsin, locked in a bear hug; George W. Bush looking into Vladimir Putin’s eyes and seeing “a sense of his soul”; Hillary Clinton pressing the “reset button.” There have been some very low moments, too. But for more than 20 years […]

Putin Needs Victory

16 April, 2014 Anders Aslund «All we need is victory regardless of the cost». So runs the refrain in a popular old Soviet film, «The Belarusian Railway Station», about World War II veterans. This line probably explains President Vladimir Putin’s policy on Ukraine. The latest developments, including the seizure by Russian operatives of police stations […]

Fascism, Russia, and Ukraine

20/03/2014 Timothy Snyder The students were the first to protest against the regime of President Viktor Yanukovych on the Maidan, the central square in Kiev, last November. These were the Ukrainians with the most to lose, the young people who unreflectively thought of themselves as Europeans and who wished for themselves a life, and a […]

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