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Интервью: Зачем арестовали Навального, и что известно о преемнике Меркель? @UKRLIFETV @UkrinFuture

Source: Зачем арестовали Навального, и что известно о преемнике Меркель? – Андреас Умланд | Політика | UKRLIFE.TV


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


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/



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



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/



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)



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



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



Coll. vol.: The 21st Century Cold War: A New World Order? Ed. by Jeffrey Kaplan @Routledge

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The 21st Century Cold War: A New World Order?
Edited by Jeffrey Kaplan. ISBN 9780367427863.
Routledge Politics, IR and Strategic Studies 2020.
176 pages.
The 21st Century Cold War is a multidisciplinary approach to understanding the pattern of Russian interference in the internal affairs of other nations, suggesting that what in the Cold War was a simple conflict of East vs. West has expanded into a conflict between Russia and two increasingly separate Wests.
The book begins with an examination of the structure of the Cold War and post-Cold War world, and subsequently explores Russian interference by overt, grey, and covert means including, but not limited to, cyberespionage, “fake news”, and the use of what in the Cold War would have been called front groups and agents of influence. The approach encompasses both historic and contemporary themes, with the question of whether the Cold War between East and West–capitalism and communism–is a thing of the past, or does it continue today in new ideological guises, as a central theme. Expert contributors explore what the motivations and implications for the pattern of Russian interference in the political processes of other states would be, and what new coalitions of actors are taking shape both for and against Russian activities. With a series of historical and contemporary case studies, focusing on the origins and contemporary dimensions of Russian information warfare, and exploring the issues involved from every perspective, The 21st Century Cold War will be of great interest to scholars of Security and Strategic Studies, International Relations, and Cold War History, as well as policy makers and security professionals. The chapters were originally published as a special issue of Terrorism and Political Violence.
T a b l e   o f    C o n t e n t s
Jeffrey Kaplan
1. The Wests: Decline Management and Geopolitics
David B. Kanin
2. More East than West: The World Council of Churches at the Dawn of the Cold War
Jeffrey Kaplan
3. Useful Idiots or Fellow Travelers? The Relationship between the American Far Right and Russia
George Michael
4. Russian Foreign Policy Management and Manipulation with the Soviet Successor States
Carol Lutz, Brenda J. Lutz, and James M. Lutz
5. Hybrid Warfare and the Legal Domain
Andres Muñoz Mosquera, Sascha-Dominik Bachmann, and J. Abraham Muñoz Bravo
6. Irregular Militias and Radical Nationalism in Post-Euromaydan Ukraine: The Prehistory and Emergence of the “Azov” Battalion in 2014
Andreas Umland
7. The Africa Policy of Russia
János Besenyő
8. The Asymmetric Approach in Russian Security Strategy: Implications for the Nordic Countries
Katri Pynnöniemi
The Editor:
Jeffrey Kaplan is a Professor at Habib University in Karachi, Pakistan, and the author or editor of 22 books and over 70 articles and anthology chapters on religious violence, millenarianism, terrorism, and oppositional religious movements. He is Book Review Editor for Terrorism and Political Violence.

Call for editor/s of coll. vol.: Comparing #WeimarGermany to Post-Soviet #Russia @ibidem11

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Call for one or more editor/s of an English-language collected volume to be published in the ibidem-Verlag Book Series “Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society” listed with the Scopus Elsevier citation index and distributed by Columbia University Press:
The Book Series “Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society” looks for one or more possible collector/s, editor/s, introduction author/s, organizer/s, formal style editor/s, contract partner/s and corrector/s of an English or English/German volume assembling various published and unpublished contributions to the discussion about the similarities and dissimilarities between the Weimar Republic/Weimarer Republik and Post-Soviet Russia.
This volume could include new or reprinted contributions by such experts as Leonid Luks, Stephen Hanson, Jeff Kopstein, Niall Ferguson, Stephen Shenfield, Peter Kenez, Alexander Yanov, Steffen Kailitz, Alexander Motyl, Marcel H. Van Herpen and others.
Would you alone, or in cooperation with one or more co-editor/s, be interested to prepare such a collected volume? If so, you would have to:
(a) collect the already published texts including those published by the Journal of Economic History, Post-Soviet Affairs, Nationalities Papers, Communist and Post-Communist Studies, Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization, Russian Politics and Law, and other relevant outlets,
(b) secure reprint permission from the outlets where the texts appeared first,
(c) unify the formal style of the various texts (i.e. edit their quotes, footnotes, transliteration etc.),
(d) publish in cooperation with me a Call for Additional Papers to be submitted within a short time,
(e) do all the communication with the chapter authors, ibidem-Verlag, and previous publishers, and
(f) sign the contract with ibidem-Verlag and secure contracts from all contributors.
If interested, please, write to andreas.umland@stanfordalumni.org with a brief bio and your idea about such a book.

Alexandr Dugin: Kreuzzug gegen den Liberalismus und Verbindungen nach Deutschland || @LiberaleModerne @Gegneranalyse


Gegneranalyse, 27. Dezember 2019
Die „Neoeurasier“ sind lediglich Teil einer weit größeren und hochaktiven „unzivilen Gesellschaft“ im heutigen Russland. Dugin agiert im Kontext der enormen Text-, Audio- und Videoproduktion verschiedener antiliberaler Publizistengruppen stärker auf der philosophischen Meta- als politischen Praxisebene. Er spielt eher eine Vorreiter- als Führungsrolle. Die 1968 entstandene Neue Europäische Rechte ist mit ihrem Projekt der Erlangung einer „kulturellen Hegemonie“ in Westeuropa bislang weitgehend gescheitert. Dagegen ist es Dugin und hunderten ähnlichen postsowjetischen Agitatoren seit 1991 gelungen, das politische und intellektuelle Zentrum Russlands nachhaltig nach rechts zu verschieben.

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


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”


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…

Форум новейшей восточноевропейской истории и культуры. Т. 16: #РусскиеЕвропейцы #Евразийство #Евреи #Сопротивление #ПятыйПункт #Украина #1991год #Децентрализация

Форум новейшей восточноевропейской истории и культуры
. 2019. №№ 1-2.


I. Русские европейцы (8)
Леонид Люкс
«Всегда движим живой заботой о судьбах России и Европы» – деятельность Федора Степуна в эмиграции на примере его статей в журналах Хохланд и Новый Град (1924-1940 гг.) 
Оксана Назарова
О методологии исследования «камерных» образцов философского творчества: на примере публикаций Семена Франка о Максиме Горьком 
Семен Франк
Максим Горький 
Семен Франк
Максим Горький и марксизм. На смерть писателя 18 июня 1936 года
II. История идей
Шохей Сайто
Николай Трубецкой и его этнографическое видение национальных меньшинств в Российской империи и за ее пределами (1905-1913 гг.)
III. История культуры
Людмила Дымерская-Цигельман
Томас Манн о еврействе, евреях и еврейском государстве
IV. Политология
Михаил Минаков
Выбор 1991 года: как украинцы оценивают выбор в пользу национального государства, демократии и капитализма 
V. Страницы новейшей истории
Игорь Баринов
«Создать новый дух белорусской нации»: жизнь и смерть Фабиана Акинчица
Борис Хавкин
Еврейское Сопротивление в нацистской Германии 1933-1945 гг. 
Илья Кремер
Дело Дипломатического словаря и «пятый пункт» в эпоху позднего сталинизма 
VI. Эссе
Андреас Умланд
Четыре геополитических измерения децентрализации Украины: как украинская реформа местного самоуправления повлияет на развитие постсоветских стран 
VII. Воспоминания
Мы строим московскую «линию Мажино»: воспоминания Ильи Кремера  223
Коротко об авторах

Pulse of #Ukraine Forum ‘Our Cities, Our Future’, DSC Kyiv, 21-22 June 2019 #CivilSocietyCooperation @AA_Kultur


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“Our Cities, Our Future: All Politics is Local”



June 21st-22nd, 2019


Deadline for registration

June 17, 23:59 – https://gpus-web.eu/projects/dsc-2018-2019/pulse-of-ukraine-forum/registration/



Conference Hall, “Our Kids” Centre at the Left Bank, Kyiv



Decision and opinion-makers, entrepreneurs and civic activists from Ukraine, other Eastern Partnership countries, Russia and the West


Working Language

English, Ukrainian


Forum 2019 Key Topic:

A phrase from US politics in the 1980s – “all politics is local” – is just as relevant in Ukraine today as it was in America back then. Cities are a driving force of economic prosperity and political progress, vital centres of democracy, and a focus of both social tension and community cohesion. Kyiv is a global city with an ancient heritage, and many modern challenges. Ukraine’s decentralisation, democratisation and urbanisation policies are big political and administrative tests. They also involve broader economic, social and even cultural consequences.

Different cities can be very different things. Urban planning policies and smart investment play a vital part in making our cities both dynamic and harmonious places to live in. Cities can be the source of both security and insecurity: centres of corrupt clan networks and criminal gangs versus pioneers of democracy and national reform projects; the context for individuals’ alienation and loneliness versus frameworks for citizens’ close interaction and strong community-building; causes of environmental pollution versus generators of sustainable growth and ecological innovation; the scene of inter-communal tensions versus platforms for inclusive policies and successful integration. Our Forum’s four panels and keynote debate will address these topics, bringing together discussants with very different professional profiles, interests and expertise. The concluding debate will challenge the alumni and audience to identify their priorities and set an agenda for the next generation.

Forum 2019 Specific Topics:

  1. Keynote debate: Populism and the challenge to liberal democracy
  2. Putting politics into practice: Global city planning in the 21st Century
  3. Culture, Heritage, Identity and Integration
  4. Smart investment: Jobs, Growth and Sustainable Development
  5. An Agenda for the Next Generation

Questions to be answered:

  1. How do we ensure that growth in cities is inclusive, not divisive?
  2. How can we balance safety and security, on the one side, with civil liberties, on the other?
  3. How should we address tensions between national, regional and city governments?
  4. How do we curb corruption and promote transparency?
  5. How will the next generation use new tools and smart investment to solve old issues?

The Pulse of Ukraine is a yearly forum organised within the framework of the Democracy Study Centre (DSC), a project founded by the German-Polish-Ukrainian Society (GPUS) and implemented in cooperation with the European-Ukrainian Youth Policy Centre with the generous support of the Federal Foreign Office of Germany.

The Forum’s objective, at a time when Europe is haunted by an uncertain future and rising illiberalism, is to bring together, connect and inspire young leaders and innovators, “idea-preneurs,” to strengthen their potential to build, defend and advance democratic societies. At GPUS, we believe that we can make a difference by promoting cross-border, cross-sectoral and cross-generational dialogue and collaboration which will enable us to better feel the pulse of our countries as well as times, and will help us build stable, modern and fairer societies.

Ukraine is a country on the move, working assiduously to overcome its Soviet past, and create conditions for a sustainable democratic future. It is on the front-line of the struggle for a united Europe, buffeted and challenged with an armed conflict on its territory. The Forum will highlight the challenges and successes on this path as well as seek to provide impetus for positive change.

The conference participants consist of young politicians, senior experts, grassroots activists, civic leaders, journalists, and entrepreneurs from Ukraine and abroad as well as donors, diplomats and representatives of international organisations and delegations to Ukraine.

The Forum is hosted by the DSC Fellowship including twenty four fellows and scholars organised within a framework of high-level and in-depth monthly working sessions, idea-labs producing mentored scholarly work, as well as ambitious civic initiatives in the sphere of civic education, distance learning and youth engagement in grassroots politics.

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

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: The History & Memory of the OUN – Part III // JSPPS 2/2020

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Call for Papers for the special section:
‘Issues in the History and Memory of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists’ — Part III
Part I:
https://spps-jspps.autorenbetreuung.de/en/jspps/past-issues.html (Per Rudling, Yaroslav Hrytsak, Yuliya Yurchuk, Łukasz Adamski)
Part II:
https://spps-jspps.autorenbetreuung.de/en/jspps/current-issue.html (Ivan Gomza, Igor Barinov, Myroslav Shkandrij)
A special section of English-language scholarly papers collected by Yuliya Yurchuk (Ph.D. Stockholm), at Södertörn University, and Andreas Umland (Dr.Phil. FU Berlin, Ph.D. Cambridge), at the Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation at Kyiv, for the “Journal of Soviet & Post-Soviet Politics & Society” edited by Julie Fedor (Ph.D. Cambridge) at The University of Melbourne, published by ibidem-Verlag at Stuttgart, and distributed outside Europe by Columbia University Press in New York
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
We invite submissions of academic papers analyzing one particular aspect of the history and memory of both factions of the OUN or an affiliated topic, including (but not exclusively targeting) the following subthemes:
– the political ideology, history and activities of the OUN
– the OUN in international comparative perspective
– the historical context of 20th century Ukrainian ultra-nationalism
– the OUN’s immediate pre-history during 1914-1929
– the origins of the OUN’s ideas, concepts and theories
– the theorists, leaders, actors, and foes of historic Ukrainian ultra-nationalism
– the social and political drivers of the radicalization of inter-war Ukrainian nationalism
– the factions, arms and prede-/successor organizations of the OUN
– the OUN’s evolution as illustrated in case-studies of its subunits and members
– the actions and fate of the OUN and UPA during World War II
– the Kremlin propaganda’s uses and distortions of the OUN’s history
– the OUN cult within the post-war Ukrainian diaspora
– the OUN’s discussion in Western and Ukrainian academia
– the presentation of the OUN in post-Soviet Ukrainian mass media
– the continuities and changes in Ukrainian public opinion on the OUN
– the post-Euromaidan Ukrainian memory policies and foreign relations
Further relevant subtopics may be proposed by prospective authors.
The papers 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 papers should be submitted in English, but can be also submitted earlier in Ukrainian, German or Russian, for a first preliminary assessment. They should have a length between 7,000 and 10,000 words. Please, send them 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). Authors whose papers have been accepted will be asked to also function as reviewers of one of the other submitted papers.
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.
The project is related to a similar parallel Russian-language project on the OUN of the Germany-based webjournal “Форум новейшей восточноевропейской истории и культуры” published by the Zentralinstitut für Mittel- und Osteuropastudien Eichstätt and distributed bei ibidem Press Stuttgart. Interested authors are encouraged to submit their papers to both projects, in Russian and English, in parallel.
All questions and submissions should be sent to: