ATO Gains in the Donbas

Special Issue of the Journal of DemocracyThe Maidan and Beyond. Essays by Lilia Shevtsova, Anders Aslund, Lucan Way, Serhiy Kudelia, Nadia Diuk, Olga Onuch, Sergii Leshchenko, Anton Shekhovtsov, and Andreas Umland

William Risch, blog: DNR Leadership in Flight?

Poroshenko Slovyansk

Serhiy Kudelia, PONARS Eurasia: What Expanded Presidential Powers Does Poroshenko Want?

Marta Dyczok, Public Radio Ukraine: DreamLand in Kyiv

Adrian Karatnycky, Wall Street Journal: Putin’s Ukraine Assault: In a Shambles but Far From Over

Alexander Motyl:

David Marples, Open Democracy: Long live the Donetsk People’s Republic!

Steven Pifer, Brookings Blog: Kyiv’s Atrocities? A More Nuanced Look at the Ukraine Crisis

Irene Chalupa, Human Rights in Ukraine: On the Search for the Disappeared in Eastern Ukraine

Halya Coynash, Human Rights in Ukraine: Silence over Repression of Crimean Tatar Leader

Isis Wisdom, Voices of Ukraine: Ukrainian Jewish Leader Josef Zissels in Toronto: The Truth About Ukraine

Anders Aslund, blog: How to Amend the Ukrainian Constitution

Paul Goble, blog:

Ukraine back on Western path

Alexander Motyl:


William Risch, blog:

Timothy Snyder & Tatiana Zhurzhenko, Eurozine: Diaries and memoirs of the Maidan

Marta Dyczok:

Taras Kuzio, Kyiv Post: 20 questions for Poroshenko, parliament and government

David E. Fishman, The Forward: Kiev Is Full of Hope — Yes, Even for Jews

Maciej Bartkowski, Kyiv Post: Wake up, Ukrainians, and reconsider your struggle

Andreas Umland, blog: The Duplicity of German Pacifist Comments on the “Ukrainian Crisis”

Sean Guillory, blog: Ukraine’s refugees: how many?

Anders Aslund, quoted in Marketplace: Ukraine signs historic deal with the EU

Judy Dempsey, Carnegie Europe: Some European Leaders Just Don’t Get It About Ukraine

John E. Herbst, Atlantic Council: Call it Terrorism: The Unacknowledged Tactic of the Russian-Led Insurgency in Ukraine’s East

Paul Goble, blog:

Halya Coynash, Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group:

Inching toward Europe

Marusya Bociurkiw, Rabble: Meet the new Ukraine: Feminist and LGBT activists building civil society


William Risch, Moscow Times: Fear and Loathing Rule Eastern Ukraine

Marta Dyczok, Public Radio Ukraine: Past Reaching into the Present

Alexander Motyl, blog: How Putin lost Ukraine

Oleksansdr Pankieiev, blog: Euromaidan – Revolution of Selfless, Generous, and Fearless Ordinary People

Lucan Way, The Walrus: Putin’s Move – the collapse of Ukraine’s Faustian bargain

Sean Guillory, blog: Ukraine’s refugees

Olexiy Haran, quoted in Al Jazeera: Ukraine’s oligarchs remain influential as ever

Vera Miranova & Maria Snegovaya, New Republic: Putin Is Behaving in Ukraine Like Milosevic Did in Serbia

Julia Ioffe, New Republic: My Mind-Melting Week on the Battlefields of Ukraine

Carl Schreck, RFE/RL: New Ukraine Foreign Minister Seen Bringing Sober Style To Kyiv Diplomacy

James Kirchick, The Daily Beast: Meet the Anti-Semites, Truthers, and Alaska Pol at D.C.’s Pro-Putin Soiree

Halya Coynash, Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group:

Paul Goble, blog:

Fight for Eastern Ukraine intensifies

Alexander Motyl, blog: The end of the Donbas?

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Marta Dyczok:

Taras Kuzio, Open Democracy: Ukraine’s blackmail system

Mychailo Wynnyckyj, blog:

David Marples, blog: “King Coal” and the future of the Ukrainian Donbas

Anders Aslund, blog: Ukraine should insist on a viable gas agreement with Russia

Olexiy Haran, quoted in LA Times: 49 die as pro-Russia rebels down Ukraine army plane

Judy Dempsey, Carnegie Europe: Completing Ukraine’s revolution

Steven Beller & Ian Reifowitz, History News Network: The bright spot in the Ukraine crisis that nobody’s noticed

Dmitry Volchek, RFE/RL: “Luhansk will never be the same again” In Kyiv, a blogger reflects on his native city

Peter Pomerantsev, The Atlantic: Can Ukraine win its information war with Russia? 

Halya Coynash, Kharkiv Human Rights Group:

Paul Goble, blog:


What’s next for Ukraine?

Marta Dyczok, Hromadske Radio: Ukraine-Canada, a new phase

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William Risch, Georgia College Radio: Georgia College Professor Sees Ukrainian Crisis Firsthand

Serhiy Kudelia, Washington Post: Ukraine’s 2014 presidential election result is unlikely to be repeated

Alexander Motyl, blog: Enough false rhetoric from Putin

Olexiy Haran, NPR: Ukraine’s new president vows not to give up Crimea

Chrystia Freeland, Politico: Ukraine’s search for an honest thief

Marcela Escobari, Boston Globe: Ukraine’s real problem, in four graphs 

Damian Kolodiy, Huffington Post: Crises in Ukraine, the long view

Various sources, Voices of Ukraine: Donbas has always been Ukraine: the Holodomor and Russification legacies

Piotr H. Kosicki & Oksana Nesterenko, The New Republic: Eastern Ukraine has been a mafia state for years. Can Kiev break the cycle of violence? 

Sean Guillory, blog: Israelis in the Donetsk People’s Republic?

Robert Coalson, RFE/RL: Berlin, Moscow, and war guilt: why Germany accommodates Russia

Halya Coynash, Human Rights in Ukraine:

Paul Goble, blog:

Petro Poroshenko wins presidency

Please help distribute to media:Statement of concerned scholars on the current predicament of the Crimean Tatars

Marta Dyczok:


Serhy Yekelchyk, OUP blog: History strikes back – Ukraine’s past and the current crisis

Nadiya Kravets, interview with RIA Novosti: Ukraine’s next president to face overwhelming task of comprehensive reform

Alexander Motyl, blog: Ukraine’s election exposes Putin’s lies

Volodymyr Kravchenko, CURF: Experts on Ukraine – All hands on deck! (Response to V. Goldstein “Why everything you’ve read about Ukraine is wrong”)

Bohdan Nahaylo, CURF: Ukraine’s presidential election hopes and blues

Halya Coynash, Human Rights in Ukraine:

Paul Roderick Gregory, Forbes: Poroshenko elected Ukraine president; Putin dodges promise to “respect” results

Nadia Diuk, US News & World Report: Ukraine is ready for a Poroshenko presidency

Taras Kuzio, Financial Times blog: Ukraine is moving overwhelmingly for Europe

Timothy Snyder:

Julia Ioffe, New Republic: Putin stirred up Donetsk, now he’s leaving its people high and dry

Paul Goble, blog:

Election Day

REMINDER! Resources for media: Ukraine FAQs and Expert Contacts

Adrian Karatnycky, New York Times: The Pushback in Ukraine

Marta Dyczok, CTV: Mood in Kyiv ‘focused but tense’

William Risch, blog:

Idil Izmirli, Atlantic Council: For Crimea’s Tatars, Russia’s Occupation is a ‘Third Tragedy’

Timothy Snyder, New York Review of Books: Ukraine: the edge of democracy

Katya Soldak, Forbes: Ahead Of Ukraine’s Presidential Election, Is Maidan Finished in Kyiv?

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Alexander Motyl, blog: Why Germans are smitten with Putin

George Tuka, EuromaidanPR: About the Ukrainian army.. for all you armchair generals

Mychailo Wynnyckyj, blog: Thoughts from Kyiv, 23 May

Paul Roderick Gregory, Forbes: Six Reasons Why Putin Seems To Have Lost In Eastern Ukraine

Taras Kuzio, Financial Times blog: Will the Willy Wonka of eastern Europe win Ukraine’s elections? 

Julia Ioffe, The New Republic: Inside the 11-Story Building That’s Calling Itself the People’s Republic of Donetsk

Cathy Young, Real Clear Politics: Fascism Comes to Ukraine — From Russia

Rory Finnin, University of Cambridge: The Crimean Tatar Sürgün: Past and Present

Halya Coynash, Human Rights in Ukraine: Russia’s increasingly repressive grip on Crimea

Paul Goble, blog: Putin’s shift on Ukraine result of his visit to Beijing, Kazan editor says

70th anniversary of Tatar deportation

Rim Gilfanov, Al Jazeera: Crimean Tatars – Embrace Russia or leave your homeland

Marta Dyczok, Hromadske Radio: Crimean Tatars’ deportation remembered in Toronto

tatar flag
Anne Applebaum, New Republic: Nationalism is exactly what Ukraine needs

Halya Coynash, Human Rights in Ukraine:

United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights, report: UN report documents “alarming” deterioration in human rights in eastern Ukraine 

Alexander Motyl 

Paul Roderick Gregory, Forbes: Separatists may be exaggerating Ukraine referendum turnout by 300%

Taras Kuzio, Financial Times blog: Ukraine’s poor set of choices 

Timothy Snyder, New Republic: The battle in Ukraine means everything 

Paul Goble, blog:

Lead-up to Donbas referenda

Pew Research Poll: Despite concerns about governance, Ukrainians want to remain one country

Alexander Motyl, blog: Remembering the Red army and rape

Marta Dyczok:

Idil Izmirli, Jamestown Foundation: Mustafa Cemilev’s personality inspires Crimean Tatars to resist harassment from Russian authorities


William Risch, blog: Alleged Mariupol leaflet protests separatist referendum

Volodymyr Dubovyk: 

Marko Bojcun, blog: Did Putin blink?

Anton Shekhovtsov, Open Democracy: Extremism in South-Eastern Ukraine

Josh Cohen, Foreign Policy: Why Jews and Ukrainians have become unlikely allies

Taras Kuzio:

Julia Ioffe, New Republic: I’ll believe Putin is “de-escalating” in Ukraine when I see it

Gwendolyn Sasse, Carnegie Europe: The only chance to rebuild Ukraine

Halya Coynash:

Paul Goble, blog:

Edward Lucas, New Post Times: Putin’s defenders in the West ignore those who know Russia best