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Book series “Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society” in the #Scopus and #WebofScience citation indeces @ibidem11 @ColumbiaUP

Having been registered with Scopus Elsevier in 2019, the ibidem-Verlag Book Series “Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society” (#SPPS) has, until the end of 2020, accumulated 147 entries in this Citation index. The monographs and chapters in collected volumes listed here were published within SPPS between 2018 and 2020: https://www.scopus.com/sourceid/21100865030#tabs=1. So far, SPPS’s ranking in the three relevant #Scopus categories “#History,” “#PoliticalScience and #InternationalRelations,” and “Political Science and #Sociology” is modest. Yet, the volumes and papers published in SPPS during the last three years will get additional quotations during the next years.

More monographs and collections are in print and preparation: https://www.ibidem.eu/en/reihen/gesellschaft-politik/soviet-and-post-soviet-politics-and-society.html. English-language SPPS volumes are also distributed by Columbia University Press here: https://cup.columbia.edu/series/soviet-and-post-soviet-politics-and-society?amount=96.

Starting this year, original SPPS volumes are also being registered with the new Clarivate Web of Science Book Citation Index: http://wokinfo.com/cgi-bin/bkci/search.cgi?search=”Soviet+and+Post-Soviet+Politics+and+Society”&searchtype=and.

Potential SPPS book authors and editors should send their book proposals to: andreas.umland@stanfordalumni.org

Не та война, не в то время: почему теории конфликтов не применимы к войне России и Украины, – Умланд | Політика | UKRLIFE.TV

Source: Не та война, не в то время: почему теории конфликтов не применимы к войне России и Украины, – Умланд | Політика | UKRLIFE.TV

Die friedenspolitische Ambivalenz deutscher Pipelinedeals mit Moskau – eine interdependenztheoretische Erklärung des russisch-ukrainischen Konfliktes @Je_Sirius

Dieser Aufsatz führt einen wenig beachteten Aspekt der deutschen Ostpolitik der letzten 25 Jahren in die aufgeheizte europäische Diskussion darüber ein, wie man am besten mit Putins Russland umgehen solle. Ausgehend von der bekannten Interdependenztheorie wird argumentiert, dass durch die von Berlin geförderten zwei Nord-Stream-Projekte die russisch-ukrainischen Wirtschaftsbeziehungen gelockert und dadurch eine Konfrontation zwischen den beiden postsowjetischen Republiken erleichtert wurde. Besonderheiten der überraschend friedlichen Entwicklung der Ukraine in den ersten zwanzig Jahren ihres Bestehens als unabhängiger Staat werden der Eskalation der Spannungen zwischen Moskau und Kyjiw in den Jahren 2013–2014 gegenübergestellt. Die Fertigstellung des zweiten Strangs der ersten Nord-Stream-Pipeline im Oktober 2012 wird als eine entscheidende Entwicklung angesehen, die dem Kreml gegenüber der Ukraine freie Hand gab. Die Verringerung der wirtschaftlichen Interdependenz infolge der Umleitung sibirischer Gasexporte in die neue Ostsee-Pipeline führte zu einem Territorialkonflikt zwischen der Ukraine und Russland, der an Entwicklungen erinnert, die zuvor in Moldau und Georgien stattgefunden hatten.

Source: Die friedenspolitische Ambivalenz deutscher Pipelinedeals mit Moskau – eine interdependenztheoretische Erklärung des russisch-ukrainischen Konfliktes

https://www.academia.edu/44024222/Die_friedenspolitische_Ambivalenz_deutscher_Pipelinedeals_mit_Moskau_eine_interdependenztheoretische_Erklärung_des_russisch_ukrainischen_Konfliktes

Articles series on post-Corona Ukrainian international relations with Pavlo Klimkin. Part 3: June 2020

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Pavlo Klimkin and myself recently started, within the Ukrainian Institute for the Future, a series of jointly authored articles on Ukraine’s international relations, during and after the pandemic. The links to the Academia.edu PDFs of various versions of the articles published during April and May 2020 may be found here: https://umland.wordpress.com/2020/05/02/articles-series-on-post-corona-ukrainian-ir-with-pavlo-klimkin-part-1-april-2020/

https://umland.wordpress.com/2020/06/01/articles-series-on-post-corona-ukrainian-international-relations-with-pavlo-klimkin-part-2-may-2020/

 

Below are the titles of and links to further versions and translations of these texts published, in different editions, in French, English, and German, in June 2020. More such texts (including in Polish) are forthcoming.

 

The Coronavirus Crisis as a Critical Juncture for Ukraine and the World // Foreign Policy Blogs, 2020

 

La crise du Covid-19: un moment critique pour l’Ukraine et pour le monde // Regard Sur l’Est, 2020

 

Die Corona-Krise als Wendepunkt für die Weltpolitik und die Ukraine: Geopolitische Auswirkungen der Pandemie auf das internationale System und die ukrainischen auswärtigen Angelegenheiten // Portal für Politikwissenschaft, 2020

 

Predicting the Post-Pandemic World: “Deep Globalism” or Isolation? // Harvard International Review, 2020

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Some additional oral reflections on our prognoses:

 

With Adam Reichardt Maciej Makulski: Talk Eastern Europe Episode 40: Will COVID-19 bring a new world order? // New Eastern Europe, 11 June 2020. neweasterneurope.eu/2020/06/11/talk-eastern-europe-episode-40-will-covid-19-bring-a-new-world-order/

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Some additional articles by Pavlo Klimkin published in June 2020:

 

Східне партнерство у новій реальності: на що варто звернути увагу Україні // Європейська правда, 2020

 

Пополнение на Минской площадке по Донбассу – верная, но бесполезная история // Ліга.net, 2020

 

Росія: що далі? Що чекає РФ після реінкарнації путінізму на референдумі, та до чого варто готуватися Україні // Дзеркало тижня. Україна, 2020 (with Volodymyr Ivanov)

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A series of translated articles on the issue of Crimea’s return under Kyiv control, from June 2020:

 

Почему путинский захват Крыма носит лишь временный характер [unauthorized translation by InoSMI.ru]

InoSMI, 2020

 

Почему завоевание Путиным Крыма – это лишь временное явление [unauthorized translation by inoPressa]

InoPressa.ru, 2020

 

Bis Putin geht: Warum Russlands Annexion der Krim nur vorübergehender Natur ist

Focus Online, 2020

 

Kodel pokoronine Rusija galiausiai grazins Kryma Ukrainai

Lietuvos nacionalinis radijas ir televizija, 2020

 

Why Post-Corona Russia Will Eventually Hand Crimea Voluntarily Back to Ukraine

Emerging Europe, 2020

 

Крым может стать для Путина дорогостоящей обузой [unauthorized translation by inoSMI.ru]

ИноСМИ.ru, 2020

 

Crimea Could Become an Expensive Liability for Putin

Atlantic Council, 2020

 

Чи хочуть росіяни платити? Чому посткоронавірусна Росія зрештою поверне Крим Україні

Дзеркало тижня, 2020

 

Хотят ли русские платить? Почему посткоронавирусная Россия в конце концов вернет Крым Украине

Зеркало недели, 2020

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Andreas Umland, Dr. phil., Ph. D.

https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7916-4646

 

WORLD AFFAIRS: Call for Rebuttals on the Future of Ukrainian-German Relations

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Dear colleagues,

the editors of the SAGE Publishing, Scopus Elsevier-listed “World Affairs Journal,” founded in 1837 and located in Washington, DC, are prepared to consider publication of scholarly rebuttals to my recent essay, in the 183rd volume of WORLD AFFAIRS:

“Can Germany Become a Major Ally of Ukraine? Counterintuitive Deliberations on a Coming Partnership between Kyiv and Berlin”
See: https://doi.org/10.1177/0043820020906371

PDFs of the essay can be downloaded from Academia.edu and ResearchGate:
https://academia.edu/42184544/Can_Germany_Become_a_Major_Ally_of_Ukraine_Counterintuitive_Deliberations_on_a_Coming_Partnership_between_Kyiv_and_Berlin
https://researchgate.net/publication/339817378_Can_Germany_Become_a_Major_Ally_of_Ukraine_Counterintuitive_Deliberations_on_a_Coming_Partnership_between_Kyiv_and_Berlin

The WAJ’s editorial board would be ready to “consider any rebuttals, provided they are thoroughly formulated and referenced.” You would have to follow WAJ’s standards regarding its articles’ analytical, linguistic and formal style, and to provide some empirical data in your essay. Please, consult these submission guidelines:

https://journals.sagepub.com/author-instructions/WAF

Please, do not burden the World Affairs Journal with half-ready manuscripts or polemical texts that may be substantively relevant, but are, as such, not publishable in an academic outlet. Note also that the journal has no office secretary or technical editor who could take care of problems regarding your essay’s orthography, references, transliteration, punctuation etc. These issues need to be solved by yourself before submission.

Your text has to be submitted via this Clarivate Analytics submission site for which you will need an ORCID number:

https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/waf

After successful submission, you will have to go through several editorial rounds and approve the final pages for print.

Keep me in the loop if you decide to submit. However, I can not take part in writing any such rebuttals.

Cheers
Andreas

Russia’s Annexation of Crimea. Part I: Special section of the JOURNAL OF SOVIET AND POST-SOVIET POLITICS AND SOCIETY

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JOURNAL OF SOVIET AND POST-SOVIET POLITICS AND SOCIETY special section: “Russia’s Annexation of Crimea I.” Edited by Gergana Dimova (University of Winchester), Andreas Umland (University of Jena) and Julie Fedor (University of Melbourne). https://www.ibidem.eu/en/zeitschriften/journal-of-soviet-and-post-soviet-politics-and-society/journal-of-soviet-and-post-soviet-politics-and-society-14956.html

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Gergana Dimova, “Legal Loopholes and Judicial Debates: Essays on Russia’s 2014 Annexation of Crimea and Its Consequences for International Law”

Agata Kleczkowska, “The Obligation of Non-Recognition: The Case of the Annexation of Crimea”

Dasha Dubinsky and Peter Rutland, “Russia’s Legal Position on the Annexation of Crimea”

Maria Shagina, “Business as Usual: Sanctions Circumvention by Western Firms in Crimea”

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Håvard Bækken, “The Return to Patriotic Education in Post-Soviet Russia: How, When, and Why the Russian Military Engaged in Civilian Nation Building”

Melanie Mierzejewski-Voznyak, “Political Parties and the Institution of Membership in Ukraine”

Book Reviews:

Kiril Kolev on: Ognian Shentov, Ruslan Stefanov and Martin Vladimirov, “The Russian Economic Grip on Central and Eastern Europe”

Ana-Maria Anghelescu on: Alexander Cooley and John Heathershaw, “Dictators without Borders: Power and Money in Central Asia”

Vera Rogova on: Chris Miller, “Putinomics: Power and Money in Resurgent Russia”

Elliot Dolan-Evans on: Marci Shore, “The Ukrainian Night: An Intimate History of Revolution”

Aleksandra Pomiecko on: Lawrence Douglas, “The Right Wrong Man: John Demjanjuk and The Last Great Nazi War Crimes Trial”

Aija Lulle on: Irene Kacandes and Yuliya Komska (eds.), “Eastern Europe Unmapped: Beyond Borders and Peripheries”

Abstracts for all articles, and full-text versions of all book reviews, can be accessed here: https://spps-jspps.autorenbetreuung.de/…/jspps/current-issu…

Verkehrte Welt? Überdurchschnittliche deutsche Maschinenexporte nach Russland seit Sanktionsbeginn 2014

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Frage an Handelsexperten: Diese kürzlich von Alexej Hock in der WELT (https://www.welt.de/wirtschaft/article195200199/Sanktionen-Das-Russland-Paradoxon-im-Freistaat-Sachsen.html) veröffentlichte Graphik deutet einen statistischen Zusammenhang zwischen dem Wert der Exporte deutscher Maschinen nach Russland und dem Weltmarktpreis für Rohöl an. Wahrscheinlich kann man für viele russische Importwaren ähnliche Diagramme erstellen. Grund ist offensichtlich die enge Verbindung zwischen dem internationalen Ölpreis und der Devisenausstattung russischer Privatunternehmen sowie staatlicher Institutionen.
Ab 2014, dem Jahr der Verhängung von EU-Sanktionen gegen Russland, kommt es offenbar zu einem partiellen Aufweichen dieser bis dahin scheinbar engen Korrelation. Paradoxerweise sanken jedoch die russischen Importe deutscher Maschinen nicht stärker als der Ölpreis. Eine solche Abweichung hätte man von den Effekten der Sanktionen erwarten können.
Vielmehr weicht die Entwicklungskurve deutscher Exporte nach Russland ab dem Beginn der Sanktionen 2014 von der gesunkenen Ölpreiskurve NACH OBEN ab. Die deutschen Maschinenexporte sind – unter den Bedingungen neuer strenger EU-Handelsbeschränkungen – anscheinend weniger stark gefallen, als es der damalige Einbruch des Ölpreises und dessen Auswirkungen auf die russische Kaufkraft aufgrund früherer Parallelentwicklungen erwarten ließ.
Hinzu kamen in dem Berichtszeitraum seit 2014 etliche politische Neuentwicklungen, wie die Krimannexion, Donbasinvasion, Syrienintervention, Türkeispannungen etc., die für Russlands Staat wahrscheinlich finanziell aufwändig waren und sind. Ebenfalls hinzu kamen etliche nichteuropäische Sanktionen der USA, Kanadas, Australiens, Japans usw., welche vermutlich ebenfalls potentielle russische Finanzressourcen für Maschineneinkäufe im Ausland geschmälert haben.
Wie ist dieses Paradoxon zu erklären? Oder interpretiere ich diese Graphik falsch? Verkehrte Welt?

How Post-Imperial Democracies Die: A Comparison of Weimar Germany and Post-Soviet Russia | CPCS 52(2). With Steffen Kailitz, HAIT @TUDresden_de

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How post-imperial democracies die: A comparison of and post-Soviet .
With Steffen Kailitz of the HAIT and in ‘s “ and Post-Communist Studies”
While socioeconomic crisis – like in Germany after World War I and in Russia after the Cold War – is a necessary precondition for democratic erosion resulting in a breakdown of democracy, it is not a sufficient condition. We identify, in the cases of Weimar Germany and post-Soviet Russia, a post-imperial syndrome that includes nationalist irredentism and an ambition to return to the status quo ante of a “great power” as a main reason why democratization faces specific and enormous challenges for former “great powers.” A slide back to authoritarianism in post-imperial democracies takes a high toll. It is facilitated by international political conflicts, including annexation and wars, with new neighbouring states that harbor territories perceived as external national homelands like the Sudetenland or Crimea.

CfP: Russia’s Annexation of Crimea: Legal & Political Aspects III

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Call for papers for a special section in the Journal of Soviet & Post-Soviet Politics & Society:

Gergana Yankova-Dimova, Ph.D. (Harvard), University of Winchester, and Andreas Umland, Ph.D. (Cambridge), Institute for Euro-Atlantic Сooperation, are inviting submissions of English-language original scholarly papers for a 2020 special issue on Russia’s annexation of Crimea in the Journal of Soviet & Post-Soviet Politics & Society edited by Julie Fedor, Ph.D. (Cambridge), The University of Melbourne, published by ibidem-Verlag at Stuttgart, and distributed outside Europe by Columbia University Press in New York. See https://www.ibidem.eu/de/zeitschriften/journal-of-soviet-and-post-soviet-politics-and-society.html
This will be the third installment of a larger project. The ToCs and introductions to Parts I and, later, II of this project may be found here: https://spps-jspps.autorenbetreuung.de/en/jspps/forthcoming.html
Deadline for preliminary paper or abstract submission in English, Ukrainian, Russian or German: 1 September 2019.
Deadline for paper submission of fully edited and formatted English-language papers: 1 November 2019.
Note that JSPPS is an academic journal. Thus your empirical or legal findings should be embedded in some already existing topical and theoretical literature, as well as discuss your study’s implications for this literature. Should your paper be seen as an examination, exploration, illustration, falsification, verification, sustentation, devaluation, contestation or modification of previous empirical or legal research, or/and existing relevant theories? An ad hoc investigation into your particular topic itself will, for JSPPS, not do.
The paper should:
– pose a sufficiently narrow, interesting and focused research question,
– provide as many as possible facts, data, graphs, quotes, tables, etc.
– make an argument with reference to empirical evidence, legal texts and secondary literature,
– reference scrupulously all used primary and secondary sources, and
– be strictly analytical (rather than conversational, political, philosophical, elliptical etc.).
The final versions of the paper should be submitted in English, but can be also submitted earlier in Ukrainian, German or Russian, for a first preliminary assessment. It should have a length between 7,000 and 12,000 words. Please, send your paper as a WORD document, and list references by using WORD’s footnote function.
The papers’ formal style, references and footnotes should follow the example of this text:
The transliteration of Cyrillic words should follow the rules of this table:
We will not accept papers for review that still need extensive content-wise, linguistic or/and stylistic editing.
Authors of those papers that were accepted for publication should send the paper’s final, approved, ready-for-print version by 1 November 2019. They should be in native-level English, formulated in academic style, and thoroughly edited as well as formatted (quotations, references, subheadings, transliteration). 
The volume will be published with ibidem-Verlag at Stuttgart & Hannover as well as distributed, outside Europe, by Columbia University Press at New York as well as other distribution networks and bookshops, like Gazelle Book Services.
If successfully accepted and published by JSPPS, we will later offer you republication of your paper in a collected volume within this larger project “Political Investigations and Legal Assessments of Russia’s Annexation of Crimea in 2014” to be co-edited by Agata Kleczkowska. See: https://www.facebook.com/events/388824634958207/
Gergana Yankova-Dimova
University of Winchester
Gergana.Dimova@winchester.ac.uk
Andreas Umland
Institute for Euro-Atlantic Сooperation, Kyiv
andreas.umland@stanfordalumni.org