The Ukrainian Crisis

It all began with protests against President Yanukovych's decision to suspend EU association talks and choose closer ties to Russia instead. The unrest soon evolved into a military conflict between a whole number of factions the identities of which are not always clear. These summaries will help you to make sense of what is going on in Ukraine, what are the interests involved and why the conflict seems so intractable.


Putin, Ukraine, and the New Cold War

Marvin Kalb

Brookings Institution Press, 2015

Reforming Institutions, Strengthening the Economy After the Crisis

World Economic Forum

World Economic Forum, 2014

A History of Ukraine

Serhii Plokhy

Basic Books, 2017

An Intimate History of Revolution

Marci Shore

Yale UP, 2018


Lawrence Freedman

Oxford UP, 2019

Where American Illusions and Great-Power Politics Collide

Serhii Plokhy and Mary Elise Sarotte

Foreign Affairs, 2019


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