As part of a special edition on Ukraine edited by Nicolai Petro, the academic journal European Politics and Society has just published an article by me, entitled ‘Russia’s Role in the War in Donbass and the Threat to European Security’. If you have free access to academic journals, you can read it here, along with the other articles in the edition. Failing that, I recommend Petro’s introduction, which lays out briefly what all the articles say, and which is freely available to all online here.
Overall, it is an excellent edition, which gives a far more balanced portrayal of recent events in Ukraine than that available in many other publications. Thanks to Nicolai Petro for his hard work in putting it all together. The other articles are as follows:
David Marples, ‘Russia’s perceptions of Ukraine: Euromaidan and historical conflicts’.
Denys Kiryukhin, ‘Russia and Ukraine: the clash of conservative projects’.
Ivan Katchanovski, ‘The separatist war in Donbas: A violent break-up of Ukraine?’
Hall Gardner, ‘The Russian annexation of Crimea: regional and global ramifications’.
Mikhail Molchanov, ‘Choosing Europe over Russia: what has Ukraine gained?’
Volodymyr Ishchenko, ‘Far right participation in the Ukrainian Maidan protests: an attempt of systematic estimation’.