Frontline Ukraine: Crisis in the Borderlands

Frontline Ukraine: Crisis in the Borderlands

By: Richard Sakwa (author)Hardback

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The unfolding crisis in Ukraine has brought the world to the brink of a new Cold War. As Russia and Ukraine tussle for Crimea and the eastern regions, relations between Putin and the West have reached an all-time low. How did we get here? Richard Sakwa here unpicks the context of conflicted Ukrainian identity and of Russo-Ukrainian relations and traces the path to the recent disturbances through the events which have forced Ukraine, a country internally divided between East and West, to choose between closer union with Europe or its historic ties with Russia. In providing the first full account of the ongoing crisis, Sakwa analyses the origins and significance of the Euromaidan Protests, examines the controversial Russian military intervention and annexation of Crimea, reveals the extent of the catastrophe of the MH17 disaster and looks at possible ways forward following the October 2014 parliamentary elections. In doing so, he explains the origins, developments and global significance of the internal and external battle for Ukraine.With all eyes focused on the region, Sakwa unravels the myths and misunderstandings of the situation, providing an essential and highly readable account of the struggle for Europe's contested borderlands.

About Author

Richard Sakwa is Professor of Russian and European Politics and Head of the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Kent. He is also an Associate Fellow on the Russia and Eurasian Studies Programme at Chatham House and the author of Putin and the Oligarch: The Khodorkovsky-Yukos Affair (I.B.Tauris); The Crisis of Russian Democracy; Putin: Russia's Choice and Russian Politics and Society.

Contents

Note on Transliteration and Translation Preface Maps Countdown to Confrontation Two Europes Ukraine Contested The February Revolution The Crimean Gambit When History Comes Calling The Novorossiya Rebellion Worlds in Collision Frontline Politics The Future of Ukraine List of Abbreviations Notes Select Biography Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781784530648
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9781784530648
  • weight: 590
  • ISBN10: 1784530646

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