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Decentralization, Regional Diversity, and Conflict. The Case of Ukraine

Provides an understanding of regional diversity issues and their manipulation in triggering the Ukraine-Russia conflict Highlights the manifestations of regional divides-related discourses Brings together insights from history, politics and law Editors: Shelest, Hanna, Rabinovych, Maryna (Eds.) Palgrave Macmillan

The “Frozen Conflict Perspective” in Eastern Ukraine and its Influence on Identity Construction

Although socially and politically constructed, the self-identification of the separatist regions in the east of Ukraine and their inhabitants can have a significant influence on the conflict resolution process. Through an analysis of identity construction in Donbas via the self-perceptions of residents of both the controlled and the uncontrolled territories, and their views regarding the […]

The Azov Crisis Explained: an interview with security expert Hanna Shelest

On November 25, Russia opened fire on three Ukrainian ships in the Kerch Strait and then seized them. Ukraine blamed Russia of military aggression and violation of both international law and bilateral agreements. On the next day, it announced martial law for 30 days in 10 Ukrainian regions. UkraineWorld asked Hanna Shelest, editor-in-chief of UA: […]

EAP–EU ECONOMIC INTEGRATION: WHAT IS NEXT?

Economic cooperation was set as one of the Eastern Partnership key priorities. The basic alternative for further development of economic cooperation within the EaP and between the EaP and the EU is a two-step integration: Establishment of the Neighbourhood Economic Community of the Association Agreement signatory states; creation of the Common Economic Space of NEC […]

The mandate for keeping peace

For the last two weeks, numerous statements have been made about the possible United Nations (UN) peacekeeping mission to Ukraine.

Lessons of the Greece-Turkey conflict for Ukraine-Russia case

The article analyses the Greek-Turkish conflict as an example of a protracted international conflict, which proved to be resilient to the years of resolution attempts.

Democracy in Retreat in Turkey

It is a test of being democratic without sacrificing one’s security, and being secure not at the expense of one’s democracy

MINSK AGREEMENTS IMPLEMENTATION: ART OF IMPOSSIBLE

Lifting international sanctions seems the only incentive for Russia to comply with the Minsk agreements.

Ukraine in the Black Sea region after anexation of Crimea: position and interests

For decades Ukraine has not effectively capitalized on its regional cooperation potential due to its lack of objective conditions, and its political will