Ukraine and Russia From civilized divorce to uncivil war
Book - 2019
D'Anieri explores the dynamics within Ukraine, between Ukraine and Russia, and between Russia and the West, that emerged with the collapse of the Soviet Union and eventually led to war in 2014. Proceeding chronologically, this book shows how Ukraine's separation from Russia in 1991, at the time called a 'civilized divorce', led to what many are now calling 'a new Cold War'. He argues that the conflict has worsened because of three underlying factors - the security d...ilemma, the impact of democratization on geopolitics, and the incompatible goals of a post-Cold War Europe. Rather than a peaceful situation that was squandered, D'Anieri argues that these were deep-seated pre-existing disagreements that could not be bridged, with concerning implications for the resolution of the Ukraine conflict. The book also shows how this war fits into broader patterns of contemporary international conflict and should therefore appeal to researchers working on the Russia-Ukraine conflict, Russia's relations with the West, and conflict and geopolitics more generally.
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York :
Cambridge University Press
- Physical Description
- xi, 282 pages : maps ; 24 cm
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Main Author
- The sources of conflict over Ukraine
- New world order? 1989-1993
- Hope and hardship, 1994-1999
- Autocracy and revolution : 1999-2004
- Reform and reversal, 2004-2010
- Viktor Yanukovych and the path to confrontation, 2010-2013
- From revolution to war : 2013-2015
- Conclusion: Ukraine, Russia, and the West : from Cold War to Cold War.