It has been almost two years since Euromaiden, and despite a supposed ceasefire, Ukraine is still at war. The Maiden protests triggered a course of action that would lead to the annexation of Crimea, the downing of civilian aircraft MH17 and a new strategic landscape for the EU and Russia. Soon after, some in the regions of Southern and Eastern Ukraine armed themselves and dug trenches. Cleavages, old and new, divided Ukrainians. With February’s tentative ceasefire agreement is a peaceful solution at hand? Or are the trenches dug too deep - have we entered a new Cold War?
Join us, to explore these questions and more, at Parc Cinquentenaire on Tuesday, 25 August for the penultimate of YPFP’s 2015 summer policy picnics!
The Economist, ‘From Cold War to Hot War’, http://www.economist.com/news/briefing/21643220-russias-aggression-ukraine-part-broader-and-more-dangerous-confrontation
Foreign Affairs, ‘Why the Ukraine Crisis is the West’s Fault’, https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/russia-fsu/2014-08-18/why-ukraine-crisis-west-s-fault
Foreign Affairs, ‘Ukraine's Last Best Hope’, https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/russian-federation/2014-05-07/ukraines-last-best-hope
Brookings Institute, ‘What's next in eastern Ukraine? More of the same.’, http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/order-from-chaos/posts/2015/05/07-next-eastern-ukraine-pifer
BBC, ‘Why is East Hit By Conflict’, http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-28969784
WSJ, ‘In Ukraine, Economic Ties to Russia Are Hard to Break’, http://www.wsj.com/articles/in-ukraine-economic-ties-to-russia-are-hard-to-break-1431921181
Bloomberg, ‘Putin's Ukraine War Is Back’, http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-01-20/vladimir-putin-s-war-in-ukraine-is-back
NYT, ‘Fascism, Russia, and Ukraine’, http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2014/mar/20/fascism-russia-and-ukraine/
ECFR, ‘Is Europe losing Ukraine’, http://www.ecfr.eu/article/commentary_is_europe_losing_ukraine3088
BBC ‘Ukraine: An evening on the front line with troops in Donetsk' http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-33665706 (also see the other videos on page)
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