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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

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.

Articles series on post-Corona Ukrainian IR with Pavlo Klimkin. Part 1: April 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. Below are the links to the Academia.edu PDFs of the first such articles published during April 2020. These are various versions, excerpts and translations of two larger texts published, in different editions, in Ukrainian, English, German and Russian. More such texts (including in Polish) are forthcoming.

Coronavirus proves what Ukrainians already knew — the UN doesn’t work // Atlantic Council, 2020

Прекрасний новий світ…: Роздуми про безпеку людства, перезавантаження міжнародної системи та долю України після пандемії // Дзеркало тижня, 2020

Прекрасный новый мир…: Раздумья о безопасности человечества, перезагрузке международной системы и судьбе Украины после пандемии // Зеркало недели, 2020

Die Corona-Krise als Wendepunkt: Weltpolitik und die Ukraine // GSP-Einblick, 2020

Grey Zone Politics: Why Ukraine Needs Creative International Cooperation // European Council on Foreign Relations, 2020

Альтернативні шляхи західної інтеграції України під час та після коронакризи: Як Києву реагувати на нову геополітичну ситуацію, в якій опинилися країни східноєвропейської «сірої зони»? // VoxUkraine , 2020

Альтернативные пути западной интеграции Украины во время и после коронакризиса: Как Киеву реагировать на новую геополитическую ситуацию, в которой оказались страны восточноевропейской «серой зоны»? // VoxUkraine, 2020


Some additional oral reflections on our prognoses in Ukrainian and Russian, with Liudmyla Nemyria of UkrLife TV:





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

[Please, excuse any cross-posting, and feel free to share, forward or publish.]
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:

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:


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:


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.


Пригл. к подаче статей: 75 лет окончания Второй мировой войны || Форум новейшей восточноевропейской истории и культуры. 2020. №№ 1-2(32)

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«Форум новейшей восточноевропейской истории и культуры» http://www1.ku-eichstaett.de/ZIMOS/forumruss.html – русскоязычный научный журнал свободного доступа, издаваемый Институтом восточноевропейских исследований (ZIMOS) Католического университета г. Айхштетт, Бавария (http://www.ku.de/forschungseinr/zimos/). Информацию о журнале и архив прошлых номеров можно найти на сайте журнала: http://www1.ku-eichstaett.de/ZIMOS/forumruss.html .

Мы приглашаем авторов особенно к подаче исследовательских статей по теме «75 лет окончания Второй мировой войны». Мы также заинтересованы в статьях на другие темы «Форума», такие как история современных политических идей, сравнительная демократизация, религиоведение, формы и теория тоталитаризма, международные отношения Восточной Европы, связи и конфликты между Западом и Востоком и др.

Основные требования к рукописям: статьи должны быть основаны на результатах эмпирических исследований, обладать четкой структурой, ссылаться на все источники исследования и быть должным образом оформлены. Объем рукописей должен быть не менее 4,000 и не более 15,000 слов. Правила оформления статей можно найти здесь: http://www1.ku-eichstaett.de/ZIMOS/Vorgaben%20Forum%20RU.pdf . Редакция «Форума» также рекомендует авторам ознакомиться с правилами оформления рукописей на примере публикаций в последних номерах журнала на сайте http://www1.ku-eichstaett.de/ZIMOS/forumruss.html.

К подаче статей для спецсекции допускаются русскоязычные рукописи, которые ранее публиковались в не-русскоязычных научных или в печатных русских журналах или сборниках. В случае принятия таких рукописей к публикации, авторы должны самостоятельно обеспечить адекватный русский перевод и/или тщательное стилистическое оформление статьи или главы по указанным правилам, а также урегулировать вопрос о копирайте с издательством журнала или книги оригинальной публикации.

В качестве компетентных русских переводчиков с немецкого, украинского и английского языков мы можем порекомендовать филологов, которые ранее для нас переводили. Просим урегулировать все вопросы Вашей оплаты и редактирования русского перевода напрямую с переводчиком. Черновики русского текста, предоставленного переводчиком, должны тщательно проверятся автором, так как переводчик может не полностью понимать суть и тонкости узко специализированного исследования.

Последний срок подачи рукописей – 31 марта 2020 г. Выпуск номера планируется на осень 2020 года.

Редакция «Форума» просит авторов присылать рукописи в формате MS Word (DOC, DOCX) по адресам:
– Леонид Люкс | Leonid Luks (Институт восточноевропейских исследований, г. Айхштетт) leonid.luks@ku-eichstaett.de,
– Андреас Умланд | Andreas Umland (Институт политичной науки, г. Йена) andreas.umland@uni-jena.de.

Zentralinstitut für Mittel- und Osteuropastudien Eichstätt



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

ibidem logo
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.

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

JSPPS Crimea Coins

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
Andreas Umland
Institute for Euro-Atlantic Сooperation, Kyiv