March 27-30

Catherine Wanner and others quoted in Washington Post: Conflict with Russia galvanizes Ukraine’s identity

William Risch, blog: Ukraine’s Embattled Far Right

Adrian Karatnycky:

Alexander Motyl, via CNN: Ukraine prepares for war

Taras Kuzio:

Serhy Yekelchyk, quoted in Business Recorder: History becomes political weapon in Ukraine-Russia crisis

Specialists from Ukraine and beyond

Rory Finnin, CRASSH: A Divided Ukraine: Europe’s Most Dangerous Idea

Vladimir Kravchenko, quoted in Al Jazeera: Why do Russians support Intervention in Ukraine?

Anders Aslund, blog: How Ukraine Can Use Sanctions to Counter Russia’s Aggression

Paul Goble, blog:

Iryna Chulivska, Ukrainska Pravda: Does Taking Russian TV off the Air in Ukraine Qualify as Censorship?

David Frum, the Atlantic: Ukraine’s Phantom Neo-Nazi Menace

Halya Coynash, Human Rights in Ukraine:

March 24-26

Alexander Motyl, blog: Is Putin next? 

Oxana Shevel, Washington Post: To strengthen claims on Crimea, Russia and Ukraine woo Crimean Tatars

William Risch, interview on CCTV: Impressions of Kiev

Taras Kuzio, Financial Times: Viktor Yanukovich, Mr 50 Per Cent

Marta Dyczok, Hromadske Radio: Russia Slaps Sanctions On 13 Canadians

Yuliya Komska, on NH Public Radio: Crimea, Russian Aggression, & Ukraine’s Future: NH Reacts

Vitaly Chernetsky, on Kansas Public Radio: Washburn Panel Looks at Crimean-Ukrainian Stand-off

Other experts from Ukraine and beyond

Marc Champion, Bloomberg View: The Last Time Russia Didn’t Invade Ukraine 

Mykola Riabchuk, interview: There was no ‘referendum’ in Crimea, it was just a parody

Paul Goble, blog:

Aliona Kachkan, Transitions Online: Ukraine’s Metamorphosis, Protest by Protest

March 20-23

Oxana Shevel, Al Jazeera op-ed: How to defeat Russia

Alexander Motyl:

William Risch, blog: Ukraine: Two heroes, two revolutions

Marta Dyczok:

Vitaly Chernetsky, 2 paragraphs: Imperial persuasion: the Soviet pull on Crimea

Taras Kuzio:

Adrian Karatnycky, on MSNBC’s The Last Word: Russian spies and saboteurs in Ukraine?

Serhiy Kudelia, interviewed on Oklahoma public radio: Why It Could Take Years For Ukraine To Recover From 2014 Power Vacuum

Ellie Knot, blog: Ukraine’s place in Russia’s World

Related experts from Ukraine and beyond

Paul Goble, blog: Moscow’s Next Move against Ukraine May Come from Transdniestria

Halya Coynash, Human Rights in Ukraine:

Konstanty Gebert, Project Syndicate: The Ukrainian Revolution’s Jewish Question

Adrian Bryttan, blog: “The Wolf who cried Fascist!” – Pathology of Russian Propaganda against Ukraine

March 17-19

Laada Bila­niuk, blog: Ethnicity does not determine political allegiance: Breaking through the stereotypes about Ukraine

Jennifer Carroll, Yale Journal: Ukraine’s EuroMaidan Isn’t Just for the Right

Alexander Motyl, CNN:

Timothy Snyder:

Vitaly Chernetsky, quoted on The Blaze: New Sanctions May Not Be Enough to Stop Kremlin’s Move – But One Not Yet Proposed Could Be

Nadia Diuk, interview on CNN: The Crimea Vote 

Marta Dyczok & Mikhail Molchanov, TVO panel: The Agenda with Steve Paikin

Marta Dyczok & Taras Kuzio, quoted by ABC Australia: Ukraine’s history of conflict 

Other specialists from Ukraine and beyond

Anton Shekhovtsov, blog: Fascism, “borderless as our lands, and red as our blood”

Paul Goble, blog:

Volodymyr Paniotto, quoted in Fivethirtyeight blog: Many Signs Pointed to Crimea Independence Vote, But Polls Didn’t 

Otto Pohl, blog: The First Pogrom Victim

Halya Coynash, Human Rights in Ukraine: Information Channels at War 

March 13-16

Alexander Motyl (blog):

Adrian Karatnycky:

Marta Dyczok & Taras Kuzio, Australian Public Radio, Rear Vision: Ukraine 

Marta Dyczok, Western News: Cutting through Ukraine disinformation

Dominique Arel, CTV News: Crimea referendum is ‘bogus’ as all roads lead east

Other specialists from Ukraine and beyond

Olexiy Haran, The Guardian: Don’t believe Russian propaganda about Ukraine’s ‘fascist’ protesters

Mustafa Nayyem, YouTube: EuroMaidan lecture in Geneva

Otto Pohl, blog: Crimea and Russian National Minorities Elsewhere

Halya Coynash:

Maidan Translations:

Paul Goble, blog: Ukrainian ‘Younger Brothers’ Proving More Mature than Russian ‘Elders,’ Shishkin Says

March 10-12

Joint Statement: Letter signed by dozens of academics worldwide: Statement of Concerned Scholars Regarding the Conflict in Ukraine, written by Juliet Johnson and Maria Popova of McGill University

Interviews & opinion from North American scholars:

Adrian Karatnycky, PBS Newshour: Can US use diplomacy to deter Russia’s moves in Ukraine?

Victor Ostapchuk, CTV News: Putin’s grip in Crimea

Nadia Diuk, PBS Newshour: What’s Russia’s ambition in Eastern Europe?

Oxana Shevel & Maria Popova, Foreign Policy: What Doesn’t Kill Ukraine

Alexander Motyl, Foreign Affairs: Is Losing Crimea a Loss?

Highlights from other experts in Europe and beyond:

Paul Goble, blog: Window on Eurasia: Putin’s Failure in Crimea

Andreas Umland, Voices of Ukraine: Nuclear Proliferation World-wide?

Otto Pohl, blog: Will there be pogroms against Crimean Tatars?

Halyna Coynash, Human Rights in Ukraine: Putin’s Neo-Nazi Helpers

Mykola Riabchuk, Eurasianet: Ukraine would lose even more if Crimea remains only “formally” within Ukraine.

March 6-9

Interviews & opinion from North American scholars:

Victor Ostapchuk: Don’t let Russia abuse Crimean history, contributed to The Globe and Mail

Frank Sysyn (video): Why is Crimea so important?

Dominique Arel: About Those ‘Fascists’ in Kyiv – Moscow floats groundless theories in bid to justify move into Crimea, Transitions Online

Bohdan NahayloThe Crimean Tatar factor, Kyiv Post

Marta DyczokStruggling to inform the world, Western News

Vitaly Chernetsky:

Timothy Snyder:

Alexander Motyl (quoted): Ukraine: Fretting about the old country, Newsweek

Highlights from other specialists in Europe and beyond:

Halyna CoynashRussian troops already deployed in mainland Ukraine, Human Rights in Ukraine

Sean Guillory (blog):

Anne ApplebaumRussia’s information warriors are on the march – we must respond, The Telegraph

Chrystia Freeland: Russia Has Already Lost the War, The New York Times

March 3-5

Interviews & opinion from North American scholars:

William Risch: Putin’s Partition of Ukraine? 

Alexander Motyl:

Dominique Arel, interview on Majority Report: Russian Invasion of Ukraine

Vitaly Chernetsky, interviewed for International Business Times: Oleksandr Turchynov: The Baptist Currently Running Ukraine

Serhii Plokhii, interviewed on Here and Now: Russia Expands Control Over Crimea As World Tensions Rise

Taras Kuzio, quoted in Christian Science Monitor: Where are the cyberattacks? Russia’s curious forbearance in Ukraine

Timothy Snyder:

Highlights from academics in Europe and beyond:

Anton ShekhovtsovFrom electoral success to revolutionary failure – The Ukrainian Svoboda party

Otto Pohl, blog: Some links to articles on Crimean Tatars and Crimean Germans

Mykola Riabchuk, op-ed to New York Times: Ukraine, not ready for divorce 

Anders Aslund, blog: Why Putin is likely to lose his war over Crimea 

Holy cats, continued (March 1-2)

As it became clear that Russia had invaded Ukrainian sovereign territory (Crimea), we spent most of the weekend watching the news and reading up on Tatars, Russian naval bases, and international treaties. A few publications of note:

March 1, 2014

March 2, 2014

Holy cats, what a week! (Feb. 26 – 28)

Since you are reading this on the Internet, I’ll assume you’ve heard that Ukraine ousted former President Yanukovych and a temporary government will lead until elections are held on May 25th. Just as things were settling down in Kyiv, Russian forces took control of Crimea.  So, what do our esteemed Ukrainianists have to say about all this?

Feb. 26, 2014

Feb. 27, 2014

Feb. 28, 2014

March 1, 2014..  to be continued